I normally don’t post very personal things on this blog. The blog is meant to inspire, inform, and educate as well as show off some pretty pictures and amazing ideas from our fantastic brides. But this has been a tough month. A lot of shooting and editing…too much editing, back to school, a contractor running off with our money, some doctor stuff with myself, the general craziness of having three little ones AND a business AND a house that is in disrepair, all the while trying to eat healthy (well, healthier), exercise, keep clients informed, get new clients, stay current with vendors I love…yeah, just a bit busy. And I feel like I’m losing now…at the end of wedding season with a CRAZY November coming up…EEEK!
So I wanted to drop a note telling all of you readers (all 6 of you) that I appreciate the support, the kind words, the encouragement and I promise I won’t be crazy forever. And I doubly promise that I will always be mentally there and creatively on top of things when I photograph =) The plus side? We have been promised a long fall and a mild winter, and even in this recession, Studio Laguna has been blessed with amazing brides and have been working with awesome vendors. We are happy and healthy and making sure to enjoy life and not let the craziness rule our lives (for the most part).
I came across this Margaret Cho quote and just had to share. I think this is a great quote for people who are overwhelmed to step back and stop getting caught up in the craziness for a minute.
“And I have a lot of self-esteem, which is amazing, because I’m probably somebody who wouldn’t necessarily have a lot of self esteem as I am considered a minority and if you are a woman, if you are a person of color, if you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, if you are a person of size, if you are person of intelligence, if you are a person of integrity, then you are considered a minority in this world. And it’s going to be really hard to find messages of self-love and support anywhere. Especially women’s and gay men’s culture. It’s all about how you have to look a certain way, or else you’re worthless. You know, when you look in the mirror and think, ‘Ugh, I’m so ugly, I’m so fat, I’m so old.’ Don’t you know that’s not your authentic self? But that is billions upon billions of dollars of advertising. Magazines, movies, billboards, all geared to make you feel shitty about yourself, so that you will take your hard earned money and spend it at the mall on some turn-around crème that doesn’t turn around shit. If you don’t have self-esteem, you will hesitate before you do anything in your life. You will hesitate to go for the job you want to go for. You will hesitate to ask for a raise. You will hesitate to call yourself an American. You will hesitate to report a rape. You will hesitate to defend yourself when you are discriminated against because of your race, your sexuality, your size, your gender. You will hesitate to vote; you will hesitate to dream. For us to have self-esteem is truly an act of revolution, and our revolution is long overdue.”