Two people who are dear to me--Andy and Sunbo--recommended that I join Flickr as one way to get current pix of my family circle and showcase my photography. I appreciate the recommendation...they were right! Even if COVID didn't exist, the miles between family (and friends) does, so this is a nice way to keep in touch.
To establish my account.
What to do...
What to do...
Scrolling through a never-ending feed of amazing high quality pictures seemed like the perfect thing to spark my creativity. Something that would help me organize my own account features.
Everything was fine until it wasn't.
I got slammed with an overwhelmingly negative sense of self. Sort of like swimming in the ocean on a bright sunshiny day only to be sucked into an unexpected RIP current. Fortunately, I've been trained in how to survive a RIP current. When I realized I was being pulled under, I swam parallel to safer waters and then populated my Flickr account with pix as if scattering seashells along the beach. :-)
So what was my mistake? Comparing my skills and abilities to others. We're individuals. Yes, we have similarities, but we have differences, too. There is no one like us. God created us this way.
One of you.
One of me.
One of Simon in the tree.
(cheesy, but it rhymes so don't hate)
We're our own worst critics. We've done that at least once. And we'll probably do it again. Why? Because we're human. Celebrate individuality and differences and appreciate those similarities. It's good for your peace of mind. And also, you never know how just being you can have an effect on others.
Or maybe you do. :-)
PS: You can easily link to my Flickr account by visiting the footer of any EverythingUnscripted page.