I am on cloud nine today. No, not because I had to go work all day for that client that makes me want to go rock in the corner, nope. I am high on the possibility of things to come, an intoxicating feeling, which also seems to land me deep in the present.  For a non-new-agey person, I think I may have sounded definitely 'out there' and new-agey.  I am taking another huge leap of faith this week and letting loose said client, which means I will not have the 'security' of a paycheck.  I understand what they mean by leap because it feels like a huge one (apropos that I should choose this during a leap' year, no?).  I am just ready for this, mentally and fiscally. I've saved and saved and saved. I haven't bought a pair of shoes, gone out to dinner or a movie since I don't know when. I saved like my life depended on it and it does.  I am not King Midas now by any stretch but I have enough to get me through a few months and to see if I can make it without a 'real' job. I am not going to be laying poolside eating bon bons either. I have been working hard, very hard, but working and loving what I do is an extreme pleasure that I can't quite articulate. I love how I feel in the morning when I know I have a whole day of possibility ahead of me. I love that I feel creative, productive and light. I am scared but it's a happy fear (is there such a thing?). I can't wait for Souvenir Foto School to start, it's always a good time and I feel like it's a perfect way to wish my old life a 'bon voyage'. Thank you to everyone who visits, your support has helped my dreams come true as you have never given up on me and have been my virtual cheerleaders.  I am both humbled and extremely grateful.Thank you.

I will be editing a photo a day for the remainder of 2012::Project MMXII, this is my 'after', you can view the 'before' here.
P.S. I used a very cool (and free) action from Pioneer Woman for this edit.  Have at it!

alexandra (January 30, 2012 at 11:27 PM)  

Bravo! Sometimes it is so true that we must leap and the net will appear. This is the leap to take. So excited for you!

{debbie} (January 31, 2012 at 12:40 AM)  

believe you me, i've wanted to rock in the corner many a time. how scary, yet completely exhilarating. the opportunities are endless. go big or go home! go you!

Jill Elaine (January 31, 2012 at 10:00 AM)  

You go girl:) Can't wait to see the success you are about to embark on!

Anonymous –  (January 31, 2012 at 11:50 AM)  

Conratulations and best wishes. You have been a sweet inspiration for me! So much fun to follow along with you on your journey.


Rachel (January 31, 2012 at 6:05 PM)  

Yay for taking that leap!

Rosemarie (February 1, 2012 at 11:48 PM)  

I'm a little late to the party, but...Congratulations! The Universe always rewards those who take the risk...

Dorkys Ramos (February 2, 2012 at 9:56 AM)  

Thanks for the link and thanks so much for creating this Foto School. It's definitely motivated me to go out and shoot for the fun of it (and to stay accountable)!

I know the leap is scary, but good for you for following your heart and going for it anyway. Slaving away for something you're not passionate about is such a burden on anyone's spirit.

Chessa! (February 2, 2012 at 10:44 PM)  

I shared something on FB this week that was my personal mantra for so long but I just couldn't put it into words: "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."

Sometimes I need to remind myself that if something makes me feel uncomfortable but also brave and a little scared, then it's worth doing.

good for you!!

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