Have you ever gone through a phase where things are slow and then all of a sudden it seems like a whirlwind of activity comes passing through? Well, that’s how I’ve felt and because of it I have been neglecting the blog. How rude?! I know, but c’est la vie (that’s life)!

My husband and I have been going through some changes, nothing drastic, per se, well, I take that back. It is pretty drastic to go from childless to raising a full- grown teen, but, without going into all of the details, I am now a “mom”. It’s been quite an adjustment, but overall I can’t complain.

Back to the topic at hand. Today, in particular, I was inspired by this post by fellow photographer Christine Tremoulet. I always seem to go through these periods where my inspiration appears to have gone on hiatus (which kinda causes me to do the same) and then it returns. But, I know that I’m not alone. I’m plugging away at life doing the best that I can with all the blessings that I have been given.

Like Christine, I always contemplate business topics (but I won’t be starting a blog about it anytime soon!), but all of my mulling really just drags me down.  It definitely has its pros and cons, but the biggest test to navigating this comes when I can’t shake feeling like a failure.  I know quite truly that I am not. I’m human.

I always say to myself that anything worth having is going to be a challenge to get and I have to remain strong if I want to get it. But, sometimes it feels like I’m making things more difficult than they really have to be. This is something that I am constantly working on and will continue to work on for the rest of my life. I thank Christine for her quote (see below) and words of wisdom that she always shares through her various blogs. Every now and then it helps to hear (or read) encouraging words and know that I’m not alone on this journey!

Debra Ham Photography, Houston & Pearland, TX Portrait Lifestyle Photographer

“Put it out there. Don’t be afraid to do it. Find out what they think.

It isn’t failure. It is growing. You’re just not used to looking at it that way.”

-Christine Tremolet