Today needs a little peek of Paris.
About a week ago, I returned from an amazing week long trip to Paris. I attended Scott Robert Lim’s World Tour Workshop, and worked not only on improving my skills as a photographer and artist, but also on myself.
It was a trip of firsts. My first international flight…….my first flight alone. Its very interesting not traveling with Ben. I had never flown without him. To be honest, I was slightly terrified to do it alone. Well, that, and the ever present dread I tend to have that I’ll throw up (again…) on a plane. (Its happened, it was not a good time…..boo you motion sickness!) On top of that, you have navigating by your self, especially in a country where you don’t speak the native language, and (sadly) hauling all your luggage around with no one to help share the load (note to self, pack lighter. You don’t need to bring 4 books with….besides the French dictionary, you didn’t crack one of them you crazy woman….)
But, anywho – I made it. It was amazing. I didn’t miss any of my flights, I got around on the Metro and RER, I experienced Paris and I had a blast! I’m proud of myself. I meet many amazing individuals in the SRL Community and look forward to seeing them again someday. I’m happy to have a mentor in Scott, someone I know will support me and help me grow my business and skills as I move on in life. I’m thrilled to have international colleagues to visit, bounce ideas off of, and say hey, I know people in Slovenia!
I love that I took this time to invest in myself. I’m not going to lie – I had a minor panic attack before pressing the button to book this workshop. Sometimes investing in yourself shakes you to the core. But in the end, you realize that if you let fear rule every decision you make, you really won’t make any decisions.
You won’t live you life.
I don’t want to wake up 20 years (hell 5 YEARS) from now and wonder, “What if….?” Do something for me today – take a little risk. Doesn’t have to be a big one. But take one, and do something you’ve always wanted to do, always wanted to try.
And know that it’s ok if it doesn’t turn out the way you expected. That’s life – and at least you’re living it. You really can never fail when you’re investing in yourself – whatever experience you have is always worth it.
“On to the images!” you say! Can do! For this first post, I wanted to share some of the amazing and inspirational art that is EVERYWHERE in Paris! Its amazing to walk down any street (with just ordinary buildings that are works of art in themselves – but that’s another post…) and be bombarded with art. Its lovely and makes be incredibly happy.
(She has a friend)
One of my favorites – So much going on, all under her gaze. Love.
More to come from Paris.