Advice to my younger self: “Own your vulnerability and your shit boo
and let karma handle the rest.”
I’ve been afraid to network and create friendships in the wedding photography industry because a few photographers have “burned me.” I am an open book, and I also have a big heart! When I learn something new, I love to share and help others, but I had to learn and(still have to learn) that not everyone comes into my life with the best intentions. Honestly, I needed to learn how to adapt, and own my vulnerability and be okay with that!
However, I would be lying if I said that I fixed how open-hearted I am overnight! I didn’t! I’ve dealt with a similar situation fairly recently as well, and that’s okay! I’m not angry, hurt or even sad about it! Why? Well boo, I am no longer using these bad experiences with other photographers as an excuse not to befriend and network with others! I just have to constantly remind myself that not everyone has the same heart
So I took a chance, walked away from all of my excuses and I’ve friended so many different photographers and creatives! I have even made a few lifelong friendship!
Please y’all stop limiting yourself over what one person (or a few people) have done!
If someone has decided to use you, walk away, LEARN FROM IT (legit own your shit boo)and keep your head high. Karma will handle that later!