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March 30, 2020 2 min read

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Behind-the-Scenes: "Finding Your Step"

Pacific Northwest Photoshoot Roadtrip. Day ???.

 

After spending a "cozy" night sleeping in my car on some remote mountain road, I stumbled out of the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest mid-morning. Fortunately, the road led me to this beautiful lake. The perfect spot for my next shoot AND some much-needed rest on the lake-beach! 

Have you ever tripped and totally fallen on your face when no one was looking?

I did while shooting this new work. I was on top of this rock on the shore, taking pictures while "stepping." I was barefoot but had to land on sharp rocks so I was being extra careful (plus I was on the side of that rock was a foot or two above the water). Well somehow I landed on my big toe and my whole body came tumbling down the rock.

OUCH. Yes, it hurt my body... but it also hurt my pride!

Ironically, this picture I was shooting is about FINDING YOUR STEP!

bahahaha i think that's funny!

Thankfully I could get back up and keep going with some minor scratches and a bruised ego. I quickly reminded myself how fortunate this fall happened when I was only 100 feet away from my car and didn't have to hike for miles like on other shoots!

 

 

Concept Inspiration

When I shot this artwork last summer, I knew I wanted it to be about learning how to find your footing on unknown paths. 

⭑ I wanted to remind us that the next step is not always straightforward, but it is nearby. 

⭑ I wanted to validate that there is a risk in taking steps and that it is normal to feel nervous. And that is okay. 

But you have to step anyway.

What I didn't know is how timely it would be when it was finally time to launch. 

Since this coronavirus pandemic hit, we are all on this adventure together of figuring out what is next, both for ourselves, for our families, for our nation, for the world. We are all adjusting.  It's normal that we are all a bit nervous. It's normal that it's chaotic right now.

But we will get the hang of it! You will get the hang of this and navigate your new way! 

Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, may you feel the courage you need to take that next step! You can do it!

 

Enjoy this new image!

The culture of heaven hovers over you and anticipates the moment it can burst forth its LIFE into your life! Reach out, pop the thin veil, and get covered in its glory today.

Pop on over to see the full preview of "Finding Your Step," the newest member of the Fightsong Family.

A peek through the camera at this photoshoot at beautiful Yale Lake:

 

 

Other Images to View from Last Summer's Road Trip:

    1. Flip the Switch
    2. Stepping Out
    3. Storyteller +blog
    4. The Exchange 
    5. Money Magnet + blog
    6. Pop Culture + blog
    7. The Thrill of Grace + blog
    8. Finding Your Step + blog
    9. Way to Grow, Girl - (launching soon)
    10. Hitching A Ride - (launching soon)
    11. And many more to come (once I finally get a chance to edit them!!!)

2 Responses

Mom
Mom

March 31, 2020

I get a cheerful little boost from this image. The puffy little stars of hope help, which is so you. But the bright sunny-day message helps too. It’s a personal juggle act to hop from puffy star to puffy star, but your visuals bring home the importance of the attitude you gather while hopping from star to star.
The addition of a more dedicated ‘behind the scenes ‘ section is terrific, but of course you know I’m always asking for that! Maybe it’s the mom in me or maybe it’s own mindset always wanting to figure out how to do or make something.
Great newsletter today! Congratulations on your launch!
Xoxo

Mom
Mom

March 31, 2020

I get a cheerful little boost from this image. The puffy little stars of hope help, which is so you. But the bright sunny-day message helps too. It’s a personal juggle act to hop from puffy star to puffy star, but your visuals bring home the importance of the attitude you gather while hopping from star to star.
The addition of a more dedicated ‘behind the scenes ‘ section is terrific, but of course you know I’m always asking for that! Maybe it’s the mom in me or maybe it’s own mindset always wanting to figure out how to do or make something.
Great newsletter today! Congratulations on your launch!
Xoxo

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