If you don't know where you're going

A few weeks ago I heard this quote:

"If you don't know where you're going, you'll never know when you arrive."

When I decided to do photography full time, I had no clue what that would look like.  If ever there was a time when I didn't know where I was going, that was it.  I would tell myself things like, "If it doesn't work, it's okay.  You can do _____ instead."  As if convincing myself that if this path doesn't work, I can run back to the crossroads and choose a different one.

That's the funny thing.  Dreaming big is both fun and terrifying.  It's like getting to the top of a rollercoaster, looking down and thinking, "I'm going to die!" but then smiling and laughing when it's over.  You question yourself.  And you question why you're doing this crazy thing.  

Colorado Mountain Photographer - epic lookout in Colorado

 Looking back, I'm thankful for that terrifying rollercoaster and for all the joy that this dream has brought.  People and stories that have enriched my life.  The love and the sorrow and everything in between.  

I had no idea where it would lead, but I'm sure glad I know where it's going.

Cheers to even bigger and more terrifying dreams!