I used to hate being in front of the camera.
The very first time I shyly stepped from behind my safe space in the back of the lens, I felt awkward and heavy, and way too much of me was “seen”. As a person who enjoys her quiet corner, being seen isn’t the first thing I want to do in the morning. Or ever, really.
Thoughts of “This is silly…I’m not the size I want to be…Do I really need these photos? I can probably reuse my old one again…” ran wildly through my head.
Then like a breath of fresh air, I decided that I’m done being unseen. I’m not playing small anymore and stepping in front of the camera is vitally important to my business. I am strong, and smart, and I like who I am. My size has nothing to do with my heart, and my clients and friends know that I am all heart.
Now I do it every month, and I’m learning to become more comfortable with being seen, with sharing myself with my business and my clients. I have a voice, and though it might shake at times, it’s strong and true, becoming clearer, the longer I dance on this earth.
I may still be content to do good work from my corner behind the lens, but I am unafraid to be seen. To be heard. Here I am.