For months I have been feeling like something is missing. Feeling stuck, lost and just blahhhh(for lack of a better word) I have been working diligently on the Fabulously Fighting website and brand. I have been working tirelessly on my personal website and brand. And also continuing to work on my next books and all that goes into running my businesses, which includes my continuing education in the naturopathic medical field.
Aside from all that goes into my business I have been helping my daughter build her own brand and launch her ballet career. Which means- auditions, building a website , and her working day in and day out on her craft.
With completely throwing myself into all of this, I was feeling lost. I couldn’t put my finger on just what was missing until the other day. As I sat at the coffee house with one of my besties, Lissa, all of sudden her words struck the AHA! moment. We were looking through some old photoshoots her and I did together, and she spoke about how she misses shooting with me. We continued to chat about our past shoots and how much I am missing it. And THERE IT WAS, I am missing one of the things that really spurs on my creative juices and fills my soul. On the drive home, my mind was reeling. How can I incorporate one of the things that fills me up into my business and life again?
For so long my brand has souly been about Breast Cancer and health. My focus shifted from my photography business to my books and the Fabulously Fighting brand. I thought my life had to be summed up with a brand that was one dimensional. SO WRONG, because I’m not one dimensional. Part of the Fabulously Fighting brand are the things that makes us feel fabulous. Photography whether in front or behind the camera makes me feel fabulous. It fills my soul.
So today I decided to fill my cup until it runneth over! Mackenzie and I had a photoshoot. I took photos of her and her of me. When we finished up, I realized how much I not only miss taking photos, but how much I enjoy to be in front of the lens. It has taken me a while to admit that I love that part, for fear of being judged, or to get the, “Who does she think she is?” But like the song says, “this is me.” I grew up in front of the camera, on the stage and I truly enjoyed it. Why do I still feel at the age of 41 I have to hide the true me, and worry about judgement? I DON’T and I WON’T anymore. I am comfortable with admitting I like the spotlight and I like to feel fabulous. What is wrong with that? I never want my daughter to feel that her passion for dance and performance has to be dimmed down to appease anyone. Realizing I can have the best of both worlds and merge my passions to create a bigger brand, WINNING! There are no rules to living a fabulous life and making it all count.
SO my dearest Fighters, I want you all to shine that beautiful light of yours and never dim it for anyone. We are all Fabulous in our own way and that is what makes us individually beautiful. We CAN have it all, no one limits us, but us.
Wrapping you all in Fabulous light and love,
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And please enjoy this slideshow of our photoshoot today!!