So Many Treats!
For the better part of two years, my friends and family have been trying to convince me to take this hobby of mine to the next level and start a business of sorts. My photography is quite personal to me. When I take an image, I feel as though a piece of me is in it. For some reason, I have an immense fear of someone thinking my work isn't worth what I may think. I know that this feeling doesn't come from God. So I have prayed that it will leave me. Starting this blog has really helped with these insecure feelings. Mainly because of all of you...your support, advice and encouraging words...thank you all!
Now for the story...
The Doll's House on the Hill is a cafe that I have written about before on my blog. It has such a warm and inviting atmosphere that it keeps me going back week after week. In February, I ordered their Luxurious Hot Chocolate Abyss. It was so pretty that I snapped a picture (check the post from February 1st). Before I left I told them I would be posting it on my blog and to check it out. A week later when I went back, the owners said they loved the blog and asked about paying for some of the shots to use in their marketing with the possiblity of taking more for them. I was so excited....NERVOUS and excited.
Today I met with Katina and Jo to show them all the photos. It was so fun to sit and talk with them. Three girls chatting and cutting up. It was a blessing for me to spend time there and get to know them better. They were supportive of my talents and shared how they had always wanted to run a restaurant but had been in the workplace for years. I found it amazing that these self-assured women probably had felt (or are still feeling) some of the same things that I have felt lately. Despite that, they had a passion and they stepped out and pursued what they wanted. It was a great afternoon with two new friends.
As we met, they found several images they liked and we are going to be talking more next week. More than that though, I am so grateful for that chance to sit and share my gifts with them. I felt as though God gave me a very safe place to have my first "business" outing. Isn't that wonderful that He did that for me? That He is that personal that He puts His hand in my everyday life....every hour, minute and second. He will do that in your life as well....
So Many Treats!