Hey Beautiful peeps!
Today’s post will be a smidge different. Instead of me going on blabbing about my outfit, why, and how I styled it; I wanted to share my experience with working with someone completely different then the “normal three” that regularly take my pics who include my sis, hubs, and close friend. Occasionally *cough * cough my son, but I pay him LOL. I worked with a new photographer. Man, let me tell you I tried to fast the first three days before shooting. Stupid, I know. My nerves got the best of me. I HATE change. Once my mind is set that’s it. No turning back and try convincing this girl. I am as stubborn as a mule maybe worse. I was excited to work with someone who capture me through their eyes and lens. HOWEVER feeling out of my comfort zone was challenging.
The way I deal with being nervous is to act like a damn goofball. My real name should be Melissa Goofball Rivera. I started with the nervous dances which is a mix between bad country line dancing meets old school hip hop moves. I even provided awkward smiles and tripped over my own feet a few times. Yes, it was that ridiculous.
Was there KABOOM fiyaworks? Sort of….I definitely can say I loosened up towards the end. My husband was there coaching and cheering me on like usual so I felt better. The photographer on the other hand was amazing! He was awesome to work with and had the patience of a saint. It helped me to become more comfortable where we were able to share ideas and get into a creative space.
Doesn’t it feel so cozy and safe to stay in your comfort zone? I am really, really, really, trying my best to get out of that and challenge myself more. I think me being a shy individual has a lot to do with it. Baby steps though, one goal at a time.
Speaking of comfort zones and trying to come out of it I came across a quick read on:
“6 Reasons Why your Comfort Zone is Holding you back in Life” by Justin Harmon
- By not taking risks, you never really discover your true self
- It’s almost impossible to grow and learn while stuck inside your comfort zone
- If you stay in your comfort zone when faced with difficulties, you end up postponing your life goals
- When life becomes routine, you lose a part of yourself
- You get lost by following the crowd
- The unknown is where the dreams are made
So true right? I encourage you to read further as he briefly explains each reasoning. Something I think we can all work on as individuals. In all I am super honored to have this experience, working with someone different who is artsy and lives for creating. Last, but not least a BIG thank you to my husband who always tries to push me out of my comfort zone!
(outfit deets: jeans thrifted, top thrifted, old belt from closet, earrings from H&M, brown heels from JustFab online)