"You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world."
Last week one of my favorite artists, Anahata Katkin shared one of my images on her IG. I literally went under the covers and screamed for a second. She probably does not know this but her work and beautiful uplifting sayings inspired me during a difficult time in my life. Way before I found photography, I was an artsy person that decided to pursue a degree in nursing. I wanted to help people so I put art to the side and did something else. I ended up failing out of the program by .3 and I was devastated but a year later I took a photography course and it changed my life. Is it a walk in the park now? Not at all, it is FULL of struggle, but it is the good kind of struggle where you feel you are becoming the best version of yourself. I quoted Oprah above because I truly believe the best way to help others is to be YOU, whatever that encompasses. Only good can come when you feel the light inside of yourself. When you do more of what makes you spark you give light to the spark in others. That is exactly what her work did for me during those moments of uncertainty and soul searching. For that I am thankful. This card sums up my journey called life and I'm in love. I get to stare at this baby every day now and stay inspired.
To see more Anahata check out her website http://www.anahataart.com/ and blog http://anahata.typepad.com/. You can also get this card and other goodies over at her company http://papayaart.com/.
Keep sparking, and shine some light wherever you go. You never know how it may help someone else on their journey.
P.S. Update: If you follow me on instagram then you probably have seen this image and the little blurb above but I wanted to share it over on the blog as well. I have been busy catching up with some photography editing/work and slacking on the blog. I do have tons of projects in the works but I want to keep the content quality up so they will take some time to finalize. XO