Five years ago, I had a little niggle to nurture a hobby outside of medicine and went to my first photography workshop with Emma Case. It was very aptly titled ‘Welcome Home’. (I cried about an hour into it.) By the end of the day, all eight of us in attendance were in bits. The happy crocodile -this was something really special- sort of tears. Emma has an incredible way of speaking that draws you in, connects with you and then doesn’t let you go of its sincerity. Her willingness to share her knowledge, her story and her love for doing what she does was magnetic that day.
The day itself led to meeting Kate, Brideen, Christina, Elisha and so many other talented creatives. That then led to other opportunities, a few more workshops, projects and of course, this blog. It’s always funny to see how the dots connect in retrospect, how showing up for one little workshop with a camera in hand gave way to the one thing I knew I needed more of both literally and figuratively at the time- perspective.
A few of our friends are at odds and crossroads with ideas brimming, news awaited and I keep thinking back to this time of creating new. It was terrifying. Now, I’ve learned through many a podcast (Hi, Goop!) that sometimes it’s better to try and walk into the unknown with faith, not fear. Something we’ve been saying a lot to each other lately ‘‘have faith, not fear’’.
So this is to you dear reader on a Thursday evening, if you’ve got any niggly notions of things you’d love to do in your drawer of unfinished projects—as the infamous Pinterest quote we all have pinned says ‘‘You know all those things you’ve always wanted to do? You should just go do them’’
Have faith, not fear.