This post is brought to you by pure determination, and an overwhelmed, grateful heart. Determination to post, even amongst every challenge. I’ll admit, technically this was supposed to make its debut yesterday. I had everything ready to go, and ended up running into a few kinks. Such is life, I guess, right?! Here we are now, and that’s what matters. What matters most is what I am about personally share with y’all…
Life is tough, most of the time. It’s grinding, and it can really take a toll. To be honest, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Although life is challenging, there is so much joy in the journey to be discovered. That’s the beauty of life. No matter how hard it may get, there is always, always breathtaking beauty constantly surrounding us. We just have to choose to find it, see it, hold on to it, and cherish it.
I’ll admit about a month ago, I was struggling. Struggling with having the desire to find the charms life offers. I think we all go through similar bouts. We let the grind in a bit too much. I was doing exactly that. I was looking for an answer. Searching for inspiration. Praying. One day I received an email from my dear, sweet friend Angela, an extremely talented photographer, based out of Dallas. Guess what? That email, was the answer I had so desperately been scrambling for, I knew it, down to my tippy-toes.
My answer, was to embark on a beautiful journey, with six other fellow photographer friends. To find art, in my every day. Y’all know I am a portrait photographer, completely used to fine-tuning every detail in my photos. It’s a wonderful thing, truly! However, we want to make sure we are capturing what matters most in our lives. Not just with our iPhones, but with our actual cameras. To truly capture those pure, beautiful, blissful candid moments! As well as to print them!
Words, could never truly express how grateful I am for this blessing. I know it was the answer I was searching for. This has truly changed my life, in such a short amount of time. The Lord puts people in our lives for a reason. I know He knew I needed Angela, and the other six beautiful photographers I have the immense opportunity to embark on this venture with!
There truly is art in my every day, and I am going to find it. I’ve all ready started, and I can tell how it will serve as a constant reminder of how much I have to be grateful for! I have two precious angels, who are full of undying energy, I am sure many of you can relate! My girly-girl, who loves all things sparkly and frilly. My hard-core boy, who loves all things…well – boy. Growling is included in that. So the other day, while I was searching for my art, during playtime, I noticed, these two objects laid out exactly as is in the above photo. My immediate thought, “This describes my life. Princess crowns and dump trucks, all crazily mixed together. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Thank you for taking the time to read this, please join us in our journey! Let’s find the beauty life has to offer, to get out of the daily grind, and to truly find joy in the journey! Come follow us over on Facebook, as well as our website, www.artinmyeveryday.com, to find out how you can participate as well! We’d be completely honored! Have a blessed night! Enjoy the photos!
Much love, Jessica