What inspires you? Ask yourself this question…. it is a big question. I like to remove its gravity and reduce it to daily tangible light. In this moment… with your current view… what inspires you? For me, right now as I am writing this … I am inspired by the collective view of electric hot pink post-it notes all over my office… especially one that reads “Divine Timing” … envision about 50 of these on my wall. I am inspired by the warmth and comfort my tea is giving me right now after a really long day… its steam is like a gentle nudge for me to keep going this evening and is holding my hand while I create. I am also inspired by a daily promise to myself especially after a long week to continue choose love over fear both personally and professionally. I am proud to announce a partnership with Naturalizer. I am humbled to be selected as a “pioneering voice” and “successful disruptor” to launch their 2019 Spring Campaign. I chose love when I said yes to this and no to my fears throughout this process. If you think about coming from a place of love…. every day… you can help change the world. I believe when we step into our truth… OUR LIGHT…. and we are making decisions from our most authentic place… this creates a ripple effect and inspires others to do the same….. it inspires others to make decisions from a place of love, inspires others to be kind, and inspires others to be of deep service. I have a commitment to myself and to you… I commit to using my craft, my voice and my art to better the world around me. I am honored to partner with Naturalizer and stand alongside four other women in the country who have a very similar vision. Click on the video above or head to my interview with Naturalizer below to read more about the campaign and my inspirations. I love you all and I am proud of this community we are actively creating together. Xx #TodayWeWill #LiveInOurLight #TheNewSouthern
What does living in your own light mean?
This is one of my favorite sayings. As an interiors and architectural photographer, I let the light in each space guide me from room to room…I throw out all previous plans, allowing myself to become present and connected to the space before I start shooting. This is a meditative state for me. Over time, and especially after having cancer, I recognized that we all have light within us. When we become present, still and connected to ourselves, pursuing our truth, our own inner light will guide us. This for me is living in my light. Living in my light means that I am living from my most authentic core with great love, a sense of service and a deep spirit fueling my dreams. When I am doing this, I am inspiring others to do the same…live in the light.
Tips to help other women do the same….
Take stock in how you are making daily decisions. Ask yourself, am I making this decision out of love or fear? Please choose love.
Follow the light. What in your day energizes you? What brings you joy? What are you grateful for? Identify this, take stock in this and do more of this…
Make your fear work for you. Write down one thing you are afraid of doing this month and do just that. The things we need to do most in life are often the things that terrify us. I use fear as a litmus test of growth and the direction I need to pursue. I have learned as a creative entrepreneur that the magic, the vulnerability and the growth all lie within the discomfort of embracing our personal fears. The fear never goes away, but by moving through it you will encounter tremendous growth and continue to live in your own light.