Since I switched careers, it has been a whirlwind of confusion.  It is so hard sometimes to convey things without being overconfident.  You have to be confident in a job, no matter what it is.  If you aren’t confident, then your clients and customers can’t believe in you.  It seems these days that positivity and confidence has become so intertwined that so many things can be misinterpreted.  Whatever happened to the days when “I can and I will” was seen as positivity?  Just a simple good outlook on life?


Why you ask?  I guess because sometimes things in the past can leave a bad taste in your mouth.  I am so afraid these days to say a thing about anything I do because to others, it may be boastful.  To some I guess it could be annoying.  Possibly could even make people mad.


I giggle and think back to the days when a friend of mine would say, “Mindy, we have been friends for how long now? “  In discussing how long it had been, she would reply, “You don’t have to explain to me you aren’t being conceited.”  I guess it has become so hard to express yourself.


Funny thought on this that I have asked myself all my life, “if you are not happy with yourself, how can anyone else be happy with you?”  No matter what size you are, what race you are, what religion you believe, NONE of that matters.  Not even what is in that noggin of ours.  Why?  Because confidence is not about what you believe,  it’s about who you believe.  And you believe in yourself.  If you don’t, you should.


For a period of time, I was afraid to talk about the good things in my life for fear of how they would be interpreted and how it may seem boastful.  Hey, we all know about those people who like to make others think their life is a fairytale.  Well, mine’s no fairytale but if I am happy about it, I don’t hide it anymore.


I have come to realize that there are times in life where it doesn’t matter what other people think.  The people who are meant to be in your life will always be and those who don’t belong will work their way out, one way or the other.






So we all know photographers have some wacky schedules.  We literally do things at all times of the day.  Well, I do, anyway.  For the most part, most of my photografriends do, too.  Now I know there are quite a few other jobs with comparable schedules and working hours.  So needless to say, there has come a point in my life for a need for COFFEE!!


Oh coffee, how I love thee!!  You see, I found out an interesting fact not long ago while I was down in the studio editing.  I was listening to a radio station late, late one night, MINUS the coffee.  Now there may not be any truth in it but I think that someone could be onto something.


They said that studies have been done on people with depression and their use of coffee.  How much or how often wasn’t really talked about but they said that people who are depressed don’t drink coffee.  Depression is such a frustrating thing for a lot of people out there, including myself a time or two.  We all go through spells and imagine how cool it would be to drink some coffee every now and then and never have to worry about it?  Surely, it isn’t a “cure-all” but it beats the heck out of the medicines that people have to take on a daily basis, the expense, side effects, etc.


Going through a big transition over to photography full-time has been very rewarding but yet there are plenty, yes plenty, of mountains to climb.  I never thought it would be as tough as it has been to take on full-time photography.  Going on my fifth year of my business, despite the fact that there is “experience” there and lots of it, it isn’t ever quite like full-time.  So, in these trials and tribulations, I started drinking coffee more regularly.  I enjoy my K-cups quite often, as a matter of fact!  Do I feel better?  Oddly, yes I do.  So when the world has you at your wits end, well, sit down and drink a cup of java.  You will be surprised.  Cheers!