“If it’s important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.”
I’ve been thinking a lot about this quote lately. My birthday is coming up soon and I always write myself a list of goals around this time of year…an added motivation to spruce up/reevaluate resolutions from New Years. I have a feeling that this year has great potential, like I’m on the verge of so many good things but in order for them to happen it’s going to take a lot of very intentional work, patience, and perseverance. The hard stuff.
It’s nice that I have photographs to look back to that remind me of times when I “found a way” (with the very gracious support of the people I love). The above photo is from a trip Justin and I took to Italy, it’s a backroad to the Piazzale Michelangelo (an overlook in Florence that gives you a breathtaking view of the city).
Traveling has always been one of my favorite things to do, but the thing about it is it’s just so much easier to stay home! You know? Unless you’re a millionaire a trip abroad takes so much planning and saving over a significant amount of time, plenty of time to find excuses not to go.
Running a business feels very similar to planning a trip to me. Every day I get up and think, is this what you still want? It’s just so easy to NOT have the pressure and stress of making your own way in the world. But the answer is always yes, being a photographer is what I want, it’s what I’m driven to do, it’s all I’ve ever wanted to be.
So back to Florence. The road we walked to get to Piazzale Michelangelo was long, and uphill, and beautiful, and exhausting, but check out these views: