A Promise to Myself

I came home on this afternoon with a headache. The wind had whipped all day and I was tired, chapped, and ready to change out of my dirty clothes. 

But I made a promise to myself some time ago that I wouldn’t put off any more photographs. If I have an idea for a shot, I try to execute right away. So many times I’ve thought “Oh, I’ll get it later,” not wanting to take the time to set up my camera or look silly in front of other people or figure out a pose. But later never comes. I got tired of my own excuses. 

Headache and wind, I set up the shot, and I’m glad I did.

Learning to keep promises to myself has helped my mental health a lot.

Brass, sterling, and lavender lepidolite

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