So I have this fear... Next year I am starting a 52 project. One picture a week for an entire year. Doesn't sound that hard right? I joined a group of very talented people and I have to say I am already intimidated. We all belong to this group called the NAPCP. If you only knew the talent in this group you would be intimidated too. Never feeling worthy to be in this group yet feeling honored that I am, in my heart I know there is nothing to fear. There is nothing to gain from this fear. There is nothing to lose from this fear. It's just there. What I do know is that it's not a competition. It's not about doing this project and gaining experience. It's not about being inspired by other's work (although that will surely happen anyway!) and it's not even about whether I finish or not. It's not about whether my images are quality or edited properly. It's not about me. What it is about is my family. My kids. My pets. My life. My life at this moment. My life next week and my life next month. It's ok if I don't complete it. It's ok if I can't finish one week or one month. It's ok. As long as I have tried and succeeded in the first week I have succeeded for me. The fears shall be washed away with warm hugs and kisses, with love and affection. As long as I have that, I have everything. I don't need anything else. If I were to die tomorrow or next month I know that I have documented something for sharing. No one will care about all of the above. The only hurdle I will have now is reminding myself of this daily. I don't think I will have a problem with that.
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