Make the best out of every situation. As shown below!
This “Photo Shoot gone wrong” post here is the perfect example of how there are some things that we just cannot change, no matter what we do or how hard we try. It’s just not in our power to do so. And, another example of how when you can’t change what’s happening, then the least you can do is try and change yourself. I don’t know, just adjust to the thing, and make the best out of every situation. Which is exactly what Angela (who took all these photos) and I did when the wind went crazy (the wind being the thing we cannot change), completely messed up my hair & almost ruined our efforts to make some nice photos.
Make the Best out Of Every Situation | Wild is the wind, but so are we!
I planned for this photo shoot to go as quickly as possible. I only needed one photo (the one right below this paragraph) that was supposed to go in Monday’s This&That post. So, about 3-4 shots will do. Plus, I’m still learning how to be more comfortable when there is a camera pointed at me, so I still get all impatient and tensed. I just want to get over with it as faster as I can. It’s not a gun for crying out loud, woman. Pull yourself together.
Anyhow, we needed like 3 or 4 pictures, since this wasn’t something too complicated to capture. Then the wind started going bananas & before we knew it, my hair was all over my face, entangled and all. I was ready to just give up, and let some wind win this. But Angela literally yelled: “Are you crazy? These photos are awesome! Your hair is all over the place, you just stay still.” So, I decided I’ll just roll with it. I started imagining out loud how funny it would be if the wind blew this big leaf and it got in my hair. I figured, I only need one photo, I’ll get it already. Next thing I know, we were both putting leaves in my hair, photographing and honest-laughing like crazy.
Then I started thinking. I often find myself stressing over something that I have little to no power of changing. And almost every single time that I do that, nothing good comes out of it. And this time a simple wind almost got to me, for crying out loud. That’s plain stupid. There’s nothing I can do to change the weather. So it’s dumb to use it as an excuse for not getting something done, or blame it, or I don’t know. It’s just dumb. The more I put my focus on whatever it is, somehow, in my way, the less able I am to see that there are other ways too.
Luckily, this time I had my sidekick Angela who was already seen me in my worst. She’s learned by now how to handle me when something like this happens. As for the times when she’s not around, well, I have this post to remind me to not lose my shit. And of course, to have some fun. Isn’t having some fun along the way what everything’s about?
Was this post any helpful, or encouraging, or at least fun for you to read? Share your thought in comments. And, let’s not forget. Wild is the wind, but so are we.