Beginning anew, starting fresh, turning the page, is a down right scary thing to do. Recently my mom, brave woman, finished her doctorate, she got her PhD at 50+ years old! How amazing and how much of an inspiration to her three daughters. I was honored to watch her walk across the stage and receive her hood.
Starting fresh is a daunting task the idle we get, at least for me it is. It seems the more set in my ways and comfortable with my life I am seeking and following through with change is hard. Starting a new business, after nearly six years if diapers, nap times, and singing children's songs was a really exciting and overwhelming concept. The first time I approached the idea of a website there was much cursing and many tears of frustration. Learning to use a computer again was almost as tough as sending my first kid off to preschool on day one.
In college is worked in an high end shoe store, I was a sales machine, I could sell shoes to anyone! It was so easy and natural for me. Now I find the prospect if approaching new customers daunting and trying to sell something to someone nearly debilitating. It's all rusty and slowly but surely coming back to me.
When I get frustrated, or down about things not going quite right, or irritated with myself for things I could have done differently or even think about dropping it all together, I think about my mom. She spent 7 years working on her PhD, she kept working after a house fire, becoming a grandma four times over, sending her baby off to college, and starting a business with her husband, but she finished it! If she can persevere and achieve something that awesome then I can certainly pull myself up by my boot straps and keep on keeping on!
Kandi Woessner is a momma to three, wife to one amazing man, photographer to many. She loves capturing the bitter sweetness of pregnancy, birth, and infancy. Kandi lives in St. James, works in Rolla, but will travel to the surrounding areas to photograph as well.