Now HERE’S an excellent contender for the “well sweet merciful sand castles, of all the things that I thought I’d never do!’’ awards (what, you’ve never heard of them?! But Kanye West is rumoured to be hosting them this year and EVERYTHING!):
Participating in a professional photography shoot!
Seriously, there’s numerous activities you’ll find me engaging in on the weekend (gobbling toast, generally avoiding housework, screeching the lyrics to For The Love Of Money), but standing in front of an enormous camera pretending to be, uh, model-esque? Argh! It couldn’t be less “me” if I tried! Which is precisely why I decided to do it… because in the beautiful words of Helen Keller, life’s either a daring adventure or nothing, right?!
Meeting with freelance photographer (and all-round lovely lady!) Cathy Topping to contribute to her We Live Here: Sydney project, a website dedicated to showcasing, as Cathy describes it, “Sydney and her inhabitants”, I nervously smiled, gulped and attempted to not look like too much of a nitwit as I showed Cathy one of my favourite little pockets (and of course, where I live!) of Sydney: Collaroy Beach on the Northern Beaches!
The immensely talented photographer herself, Cathy!
It was SUCH a fun experience (wayward fringes and staring passers-by and all!), and a brilliant reminder of the importance of constantly opening yourself up to new opportunities (even especially the terrifying ones!).
What can YOU fling an enormous “YES!” at or try this week? (Psst! I definitely wouldn’t recommend sand in the eye.)
(Images thanks to Cathy Topping. Thank-you SO much, Cathy!)