i've had a few people message me recently about how they've missed my blog. or i guess my blogging. to be honest, i was a bit surprised but goodness, hearing that made my heart so happy. i've missed it too!!
i've always blogged because it was...because it just felt right. and then i got really, really busy, with a lot of traveling and i just couldn't make blogging happen. at least i couldn't make it happen and feel good about it -- that it was authentic and heartfelt.
so i'm getting back to it. i'm going through some of my older photos that made my heart soar. that i wanted to share but never did. i'm simply getting back to this space -- this space that has brought me so much joy over the years.
with all of that said, i also wanted to share a big announcement (along with a few accompanying honest thoughts)...
marketing myself does not come easy. i don't like tooting my own horn. i don't like promoting myself. i almost have to get out of my own head to be able to post about these amazing things that have happened with my photography. it's hard because i'm so incredibly grateful, but i kind of wish that people just magically found out. like some kind of mental telepathy thing. but since the mental telepathy thing isn't going to happen, i have to come to terms with sharing. and that's how i make peace with myself. it's sharing. not bragging. not boasting. it's about sharing and being grateful. and i need to get over this hang up of mine.
so in sharing my big announcement, i also thank you -- i am beyond grateful to all who have supported encouraged pushed and believed in me. from the bottom of my heart, i thank you!
one week from today, i will have my first solo show at the kiernan gallery in lexington, virginia. i sure hope to see some friends there. that would be amazing. i'm excited, grateful, thrilled, can't wait...but i'm also just a wee bit nervous.
i also share small bits regularly here on my deb schwedhelm photography facebook page.
surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and the thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don't see it yourself. - author unknown