First step: Step out of your comfort zone

Sometimes I find myself looking at the screen of my laptop, comparing my work to others, what I do to what they do and where they get and how I’m still here, at square one, and I wonder…what do they have that I don’t? What can I do to get where they are and where I want to be? First, step out of your comfort zone.

Confort Zone

Sometimes I panic inside when it comes to talking to other photographers (apply this to any other subject in life), mostly because I feel I’m not good enough (hello self-esteem) to keep up with a normal photo-related conversation, or because I don’t want them to think I’m a fool or want them to know the amount of things I still don’t know how to do… But the truth is that we all have started at some point, we all have something to learn everyday and the person not allowing me to go further is myself. Instead of -politely and humbly- asking questions that I don’t know the answer to I just run away, instead of trying new things and ideas that I have noted down on my sketchbook I let the time fly beneath my fingers and procrastinate, instead of talking to people that share my passion or point of view and learn from them I feel some kind of social anxiety, instead of taking a deep breath and try to beat my fears and insecurities I stay inside my comfort zone and that is something I must change.

That’s my first an only New Year’s Resolution.

I have some ideas for this web that eventually will become more like a blog so hopefully I’ll see you all in the next post. Thank you for reading this and for helping me complete my first attempt at breaking that social anxiety: posting this on my social media.

See you soon!

Alba.

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