November 19, 2009

INSPIRED by FRIENDSHIP

Weeks ago, I got a call from one of my dear friends. She was feeling uninspired, even frustrated, with herself and with her photography. So we decided that we needed an INTERVENTION.
We ALL go through bouts of self doubt. Sometimes I don't feel like the best mother that I know I need to be, or the best friend I want to be to my husband and my dear friends. Sometimes we run out of direction in our careers. Inspiration is so personal and so internal that technically you can't just "be" inspired, because you "want" inspiration. The wonderful part is we can change anything we don't like about our current situation in 0.01 seconds. I have found that what inspires me photographically inspires me personally and visa versa. I have no magic pill and I have no perfect solution, but I do know what inspires me. LEARNING. TALENT. LOVE. LOYALTY. FRIENDSHIP. PASSION. SERVICE. It's different for each of us, but as you do your best to allign you life with the things that bring you happiness, you will feel inspiration because you are being true to yourself, and what you were ment to do.
A few of my girls from around the Nation got together for a quick get a way to Park City, Utah. It wasn't all about photography, but it was ALL inspiring for me. We laughed, learned and cried...or maybe I was the only one who cried. We talked about being better mothers, wives, friends, and photographers. Thank you for allowing me to share my life with you. L.O.V.E. you SWITS!

photo credit: the beautiful Maddy Koller

7 comments:

sepa said...

can we have another inspiring get-away that will help motivate me to edit and post? xox

p.s. what about those 7-Eleven nuts?! i'm just saying.

Puanani Tuiolosega said...

lol@ Sepa - I'm ready for another retreat whenever everyone else is! Just as long as it's not in April because I probably can't fly then. I had a great time with our SWIT crew :) and can't wait for next time. And yes, amen to those 7-11 candies - I've already gotten some in the mail! Love you guys!

Mapuana Reed Mataele said...

Ok..... Now I really feel behind in my work. Am I the only one who hasn't blogged Park City yet? I know I know I know...... I'm getting to it. Anyways I miss all of you. It was so nice to log on and see this picture. NY NY here we come. And PUA.... you never told me you ordered some of those candies... come on girl... send some my way..LOL! Or maybe not. I don't think I should be eating anymore than I already am. LOVE LOVE LOVE ALL OF YOU!!!! NY HERE WE COME!!!!!

{RL}Photography said...

Very sweet Omi! Y'all are HOTT :) Thank YOU for being an inspiration!

Aubrey Taiese said...

WOW!! LOve you girls! so much fun!

violetsky photo said...

Thanks girls for the great weekend getaway! I love you all and I'm with Sepa I need another one for editing and posting :)

Thanks Om, Love you!

The Sweet Escape said...

You and your girls were so GREAT to hang with! The kids felt like a million bucks after spending an afternoon with you all!