Remember middle school?
Remember raising your hand in class? Asking a question.
And getting that look.
You know that look. The one that says, “That’s a stupid question.”
It either came from your teacher (not cool, teacher!) or from the cool kid who inevitably sat behind you (meh…to be expected) or from the whole class (worst.day.ever.).
Well…this is not middle school.
This is your life. So ask.
“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” -Oprah Winfrey
This quote stopped me in my tracks the other day. I was feeling sorry for myself about something, but when I came across this quote while browsing Pinterest, I realized:
All I had to do was ask.
It was that simple.
Simply by asking a question, I had started something. I had cleared a new path. I had lit a spark. I had made a connection.
In the past 5 days, I’ve been asking questions.
1. I asked my ultimate dream magazine to look at my work (yikes!) and consider bringing me on as a collaborator (double yikes!).
2. I asked a personal hero to share the word about my Thanksgiving contest + iPad giveaway.
3. I asked myself what I really wanted 2014 to look like…really. Even if the answer scared me a little.
Now I’m asking you to go out and ask.
And if you just so happen to want to ask me a question, you would make my day. Feel free to leave a question in the comments section, down below. I would love to respond to you personally and write a blog post answering your question.
Because no post is complete without pictures, here’s a sneak peek of an editorial piece I photographed for Grace In Love, the newest wedding blog on the www. The core of Grace In Love is to take a stand for what is right and good an beautiful, and to give back to the wedding industry generously. I couldn’t be more proud to be a collaborator with such big-hearted people!
P.S. Don’t forget:
We’re giving away the new iPad mini retina!
Find details + enter here. Go enter now–the giveaway closes the day after Thanksgiving.
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