The Power of Patience | A Rose in Bloom



Can you believe I almost did not post these pictures? I don't understand why really, I was not satisfied with them at first, but now I can't see the reason.

Isn't that funny? I've had this happen before... my artistic vision didn't shine through and I got mad at the camera, at my editing talents (of lack thereof), at my husband for not being adventurous. But now, I can't even remember what that vision was or why I was upset.

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McConnell Springs hike lexington ky
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McConnell Springs hike lexington ky

McConnell Springs hike lexington ky


McConnell Springs hike lexington ky

The thing is, these pictures were only taken in September so.... not that long ago. Why would I have been dissatisfied? It doesn't matter now, but it does make me think a little bit. Sometimes, you just need patience. And that's not a strong suite for me. I like things to go exactly as planned the first time around... no second tries because I'm already wanting to move on to the next thing. But maybe, just maybe, that's a little wrong.

I mean, it is a good thing to be ready to go, ready to move forward, but you have to know when to stand still! Know when to let something rest and when to return at a later date. So that's what I am going to be working towards... letting go of frustrations, learning to wait, and looking back with fresh eyes. Don't throw things away too hastily because with a few week's rest, they may be just what you were looking for all along.

*Pictures of me courtesy of my husband.

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  1. I go through a similar process when I sift through photos to post. I end up throwing away a lot of photos, but sometimes, I retrieve them, look through them again, and swear myself a pedantic perfectionist, the bad kind. Perhaps a little patience is all we need to see the good in things. A lovely post as always, Liz, and that shade of purple is gorgeous!

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    1. Why, thank you! I am super bad at taking like, 200 photos, and being mad because not a one of them is "good." IDK why I freak out so... I guess we just like our vision to shine through!

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  2. I adore your outfit and boots! The location looks so dreamy aswell, I love the little wood cabin. I know the feeling dissatisfied and impatient with your work but totally do it for you and no one else! Never compare with others, I keep telling myself, it's your own little journey and I'm loving your blog btw! :D xx

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    1. Thank you! I absolutely agree that we should not compare ourselves to others. I made a pact with myself long ago to stop comparing myself to other ballet dancers... I think it's time to translate that to everyday art as well.

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  3. Awesome post dear! Have a nice day:)

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  4. I really like these pictures! The purple of your shirt and the green leaves in the background compliment each other very well! Also, totally love the color and the sleeves of the shirt!
    ~Sara
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    1. Thanks! The shirt was a surprise from my mom! She found it at a whole in the wall Indian clothing store in Palo Alto, CA. It's funny how the best things just find you. :)

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  5. These photos are really good, you look amazing and the quality is really really good. This always happens to me, sometimes when I first take photos I don't really like them but when I come back to them they start to look appealing.

    Zeynab :)
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    1. Exactly. It's like your eyes need to freshen up, you know?

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  6. Absolutely! Sometimes you just need patience. I often look back at old photos, stories, memories & love them more than ever simply because I had time to grow. I love this outfit with the bold purple top. It is so striking against the green of the nature. :]

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