One of my business goals for the year of 2012 was to have a wedding published in a bridal magazine and this morning I got my first rejection....OUCH! Can someone please untwist and remove the dull dagger in my heart. That made me feel way worse than I thought it would. I will be honest, I am by biggest critic when it comes to my images, but I really thought this one was a winner. I was a little sad that the editor said the shoot was "cute". hmmmm, "cute"...not sure how I feel about that...
Alrighty....so moving onward! I can never succeed unless I fail. And I have a feeling I am going to fail repeatedly. The hardest thing about putting yourself out there is knowing that you are going to get cut down, which is probably why I have avoided it until now. This is a new me though..I can take it..I think. Wait, I was an intensive care nurse for seven years! I should be able to take plenty of criticism!! I will let you know how I feel after another rejection.
As disappointing as it was to get the "cute" news, I am actually kinda pumped up about the challenge. It is time for me to work harder, be myself and not hold back. I can't believe it took me three years in the business to say that!! I am excited for what is to come. I am even excited about my future failures, because I know that as long as I stay true to myself, a huge FAIL will only make me stronger!
"We miss 100% of the shots we do not take."-Wayne Gretzky