It's hard to admit we need friends.
It's hard to admit we want help.
It's hard to let people see that we don't have it all together.
Talking to a colleague last night, I realized that these things were an underlying factor to my drive to start the #photographyguildeducation
Of course I wanted education and empowerment for myself and our community, but my two years in business before starting the group, I often felt outcast, belittled, and lost.
I felt that way because I was choosing to see the world that way. I just didn't know that at the time.
Starting a group to educate local photographers was the scariest, most intimidating thing I have ever done.
And it has become all those things that I didn't know I needed... A support group
A safe place
A circle of friends
A referral base of trusted colleagues and more.
Thank you for supporting this beautiful thing that has become so much more than I dreamed it could be.
You have my sincerest thanks and gratitude.