A Goal without a Plan is Just a Wish – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A Goal without a Plan is Just a Wish – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

How did I fall into Photography?

I hadn’t planned on becoming obsessed with photography. I had planned on taking photos of horses that I could paint. But who has time for that? I have 4 kids and 87 thousand animals.

So, thinking I would learn to take photos of horses that I could paint I decided to attend a photography workshop with an amazing photographer, Terri Cage.  She is well known for her gorgeous portraits of horse and rider. They are sharp, correct and beautiful.  I chose Terri because I had seen her work and I felt like I could learn so much from her. So, I signed up; I arrived with a 11 year old Canon Rebel camera and an Ebay purchased 70-200mm lens (that looked like a dog had chewed). Cameras are expensive! I couldn’t invest in something without 100% positive feelings I was going to love it! Anyway, I had an absolute blast. I fell in love with photography. I came home to thousands of images to edit and that was incredibly daunting, but amazing.

So my plans changed. My goals changed. My dreams changed.  And thats okay!! Its okay to change your goals and values! I’m writing this because so many of us get stuck in the idea that change is bad! It’s not bad! It’s part of life! If you have a goal, print it out. Write it out. Draw it out. Research it. Surround yourself with people with similar goals.  Take classes about your goal.  Make a vision board about your goal. PRAY about your goal. Talk about your goal with your spouse.

So here I am. I decided this is my year to learn, focus and collaborate. And through teaching I learn so much, so I’m hoping to help others.

Pictured here are some of the most talented Cowgirls I’ve ever met. Jessie, Kristen, Sheila and Carly.