A friend of mine asked me recently about some of the principles I live by and I couldn't help but share with her that one of my favorite principles is trademarked by Nike. "Just Do It". (Yes, this blog post will be full of random sunflower related pictures that I took for a friend who wanted pictures on a whim... which definitely fits this post!)
In getting to this point in my photographic journey, I've come to realize that there are (really) two kinds of people in the world. Those who talk about doing and those who just do. We see this everywhere in life. How many times to do we TALK about going to the gym only to wind up on the couch watching an hour of netflix? How many times do we TALK about learning a new skill only to wind up in the "music video" section of youtube? For the photographers, how many times do we talk about setting up a shoot and learning a new lighting technique only to find we've spent a couple hundred bucks on a video workshop we still haven't finished watching?
The only difference between people who have these amazing journeys in their life and the rest of us is there willingness to just DO. Talking about a vacation in Bora bora sounds awesome but actually spending the time to layout a budget, plan, save, sacrifice, and dream about it, takes effort. (Yes, even dreaming takes effort). It takes a ton of small steps to conquer that task and to get on that plane and to enjoy those glass bottom huts! Planning a wedding is no different than planning an exotic vacation. I'd venture to say, you can do ANYTHING if you do your planning homework and start to implement your will in a specific direction. :)
I was going to make this blog post longer (I have so much to say!) but really, at this point, if you understand the concept of just going out there and doing something, I don't really need to delve into it any further. I would like to say that being a doer is as "Easy as P.I.E." Yes, I'm a sucker for acronyms. Plan, Implement, Enjoy. That E might be the most important part of all of this planning.
If you plan a trip to Bora bora, you'll mentally try to have a good time. If you plan a night out on the town, you'll mentally try to have a good time. So when you plan your wedding, don't forget to mentally plan to HAVE A GOOD TIME. Yes, it's a lot of work. Yes, some things will still go wrong. Yes, all of that planning doesn't ever add up to perfection. BUT, you can STILL have a great time on the first day of the rest of your life.