If You Knew You Wouldn’t Fail, What Would You DO?
What dream would you pull out of the closet? Off the shelf? Would you take that chance? You know, the one you’ve been quietly dreaming about. If you weren’t afraid of failing…of knocking hard against the ground, of what people might think…or say, what would you do?
That’s the question being posed by Jessica over at Reflections of a Princess. She is not only encouraging us to go after our dreams, but to share them with each other. She has created a place for ‘Sharing Dreams in Community’ where we can set aside (or at least share) our fears, go after our dreams, and support others in reaching for their own dreams. I think that is pretty cool.
So, what would I do if I knew I couldn’t fail? This:
I have loved taking photos ever since being “forced” to take a beginner photography class in Jr. High. I wanted to take Spanish, algebra, AND band, but a scheduling conflict forced me to choose photography instead. I know, the level of nerd/dorkiness in that statement is staggering. But that’s me. 🙂 Anyhow, that photography class turned out to be probably my favorite class of all time, and that’s saying something coming from a girl who LOVED school.
I was turned loose on campus with a 35mm camera and given the freedom to take all kinds of interesting photos. I missed the first couple of days where they taught us the basics, so I pretty much just winged it. But I had a blast. I loved every minute of it. And part of me has always wanted to do something more with that. Oh, I’ve still been snapping away taking pictures all the time, sharing with family, filing up scrapbooks, but I would love to do something MORE.
And now I am. My sweet friend over at SomeGirlsWebsite is hosting a series about how to get accepted as an iStock.com contributer. I’m following along, practicing skills, doing my ‘homework’ and I’m going to make that happen. I brought it up to my husband about a month ago, and got instant support. I was all prepped and ready to have to convince him, but didn’t need to. He’s all for it. I’ve even got a job this week working as a photographer’s assistant…to someone who is very successful on iStock. I’m so excited to learn more from watching someone who knows what he’s doing in action.
I’ve been waiting and wondering what would fill my time once both of my boys are in school full time in the fall, and now God has opened this door for me. And I’m not going to waste the opportunity.
What about you?
What would YOU do if you knew you couldn’t fail?
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