This is a photo from the first commercial job I ever did on my own. I was terrified. I even made some panicked phone calls to other photographers trying to get them to fly in last minute. Point of this story is I'm uncertain. All the time. And I think life has this weird way of fooling us into thinking we're the only ones. (Even writing this I feel kind of silly, I second guess myself and why I think it's necessary to be open or talk about this when there are so many other important issues to address in the world.) And I don't know why except that it feels like the truest thing I can share in this moment. When I want to hit delete or when the voice in my head says I'm not good enough I've been trying really hard to acknowledge the fear and keep going. I tell myself the world does not need more epic photos or flawlessly structured sentences - there are piles of books, endless imagery. No, the world needs me to show up, try my best, and be honest. To create because I feel called to and to allow myself to struggle and learn and get messy and unsure and be proud sometimes too :) Proud of things that are so far from perfect. So that is what I did and it's the hardest, best thing I'm continuing to try to do. I'm uncertain all the time and maybe, possibly one of you out there is too.