"Until you cross the bridge of your insecurities, you can't begin to explore your possibilities." ~Tim Fargo
Would you believe it if I told you I am an introvert? Most people are surprised to learn that I am actually quite shy, and have been my entire life. The thought of approaching a stranger and introducing myself, or walking into a crowded room alone sends my nervous system into overdrive.
Each day I push myself to approach someone new and strike up a conversation, or visit a new place by myself just to say I did it. A couple years ago, the thought alone would have made me break out in a cold sweat and find an excuse as to why I was just fine hiding out by myself.
This bridge was the one I crossed almost 2 years ago that changed everything in my life. My eyes were opened to a new world (figuratively and literally) when Nick & I moved to Cocoa Beach.
I was fascinated with the overwhelming beauty I witnessed every day and longed to share it with my friends and family back home. I stumbled into photography a few months later and life has been a whirlwind ever since.
When my passion for surf photography evolved and I captured a sick cutback or air, I was so stoked to share the shot with the ripper riding the wave, my fear of approaching people soon vanished. Instead, it gave way to a path of making new friends, having the time of my life, and looking forward to all of the incredible things to come.
The quote above hits home for me. I look back and see how far I have come by getting out of my shell and getting out of my head.
Do you have your own limiting beliefs about yourself? Guess what...they are false.
Get out of your head and live your vibe!