Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Trail Blazing

Never follow someone else's path;
it doesn't work the same way twice for anyone...
the path follows you and rolls up behind you
as you walk, forcing the next person
to find their own way.

~J Michael Straczynski

Ain't that the truth.

I have been away, treading some new paths, busy as a summer bee.
That letter I wrote to Fear gave me my power back, and I feel I have the upper hand...for now.

I have decided to put 100% of my energy towards growing my little photography business. It is time to take a few giant leaps of faith. I have been taking the slow and steady safe route for long enough, with slow and steady success, but I need to come out of my turtle shell and become more known as a photographer. I am ready. And I feel more sure about it than I ever have before. It's quite astounding what can happen in your life when you put fear in its proper a little box on the shelf where it can be seen and acknowledged, but completely contained.

So, I am ferociously working at my computer, any free moment I can capture, while the dishes pile up in the sink and the garden fills up with weeds, and my life becomes a bit unbalanced...for the short term.

And you, my dear dear friends. I think about you all the time, even though I am not visiting much. Please forgive me for being such a stranger. I am a sporadic blogger at the best of times, but during this time, I need to stay focused and on track so I can have everything ready for the spring and summer photography season. I am creating a whole new look for logo and website... and when it is ready, I can't wait to share it with you! I will try to pop in from time to time to say hi and see what is new and beautiful in your world. I do not want to lose my connections with all of you who keep me inspired and full of love for life.

I haven't been a complete stranger. Earlier this month I was given the opportunity to write a guest post over at Relyn's beautiful blog. What fun! I have never done that before. She is filling the month of April with passions, and if you know this beautiful soul, you know that she is glowing with passion, no matter what she is doing in her life. I just adore her. And I thank her so much for inviting me to share one of my passions.

There is so much to do.... but the excitement inside of me is keeping me going. So I must get back to work, for the path ahead of me is full of unknown twists and turns...but it is looking exceptionally green, I must say.

Much love and well wishes to you all.
I will see you soon.


  1. Yay! Go for it girl! I am certain you will do well as you are so very talented.
    big hugs

  2. Hi Jaime, I sooo know what you're saying about not being able to get around to the blogs so much lately. Spring brings alot of other things that entice me outdoors. Love your image... I could get lost on that path~ xxxVicki

  3. Oh, darling Jaime, this post spoke right to my heart. I've recently made a complete commitment to my writing life, so I completely get what you're talking about. I've been a publishing writer for twenty years, but I've always had to work long hours at other jobs to pay the bills. I quit my job teaching college in January, and I have been writing like a fiend ever since. Already, big changes have happened, and I've been getting more publications and awards than ever before. I truly believe that taking that leap of faith, as terrifying as it is, is what we must do.

    I believe in you completely. You are so richly gifted. You're doing exactly what you need to be doing.

    I'm commenting less on blogs, too, right now, but that commitment to our work is the single most important thing we can do right now. I'm out here rooting for you! xoxo Gigi

  4. so happy and excited for you!!!

    can't wait to see where this all takes you. if i know you and your creative soul, it will take you to an incredible place of beauty.

    you are missed, but completely with understanding. i should take some cues from you and try to focus more on my livelihood and less on blogging.

    i have not been visiting blogs much either, but i've been trying to stay with mine. trying to grow and stretch in my photography.

    i so look forward to what is to come from you, jaime! all the best to you!

    oh, and i absolutely love your path picture. path pictures are one of my favorite kind of photos. i seek them out!

  5. and well wishes for you my friend. it's exciting and i know things will blossom to overflowing for you. you have incredible talent .

  6. Oh, that is fantastic! I love reading your posts and seeing your photos - so I am excited to watch this happen for you.

  7. Welcome back friend! How exciting to be growing your photography business ~ you are going to do awesome! Best of luck to you sweet Jaime!

    xo Catherine

  8. All the very best Jamie, we shall be there and look forward to seeing your new webpage.
    Good luck.

  9. Oh, Jaimie! I am so delighted. You are an amazing photographer and I am just thrilled that you are just diving in and putting wings to your wishes. I will be thinking of you often and wishing the very best for you. As I always have. Much love to you. I have faith in you, my friend. We all do.

  10. Oh..I can't wait to see your new site. I'm sure it'll be beautiful...just as everything else you do!!!

  11. yes to everything everyone else has already said. and SO glad you're doing this.

    happy trails!! (sorry, i just couldn't resist!)


  12. i'm not sure how i missed this post....and then today, based on what i posted myself....well, there's something in the air me thinks....or like minds blah blah blah, or i'll have what she's having.....

    wow....spring is a powerful motivator !

  13. Enjoy the new trails! Fly with the eagles. Yes, as beth said "spring is a powerful motivator".

  14. Sounds exciting and fabulous! Wishing you joy!


  15. All the best with your new venture Jaime. Sounds great!!

  16. i am very happy for you sweet jamie and i believe you are a natural portrait photographer because of your ability to see to the heart of people, events and the itsy bitsy details life.

    bravo! the new look on your photography site is wonderful! you are very pretty :)

  17. Very nice; I enjoyed visiting!