Wow, what a weekend. WPPI is going on in Vegas right now and I got to go for 2 days.
I thought for sure I would come back feeling amped, pumped, excited and extremely creative but instead I returned feeling discouraged, defeated, isolated and just flat out confused. Oh and overwhelmed. Booooooo!
The convention offered a wealth of information and there were some really great speakers and workshops…. but the “classes” were so large and the material felt so generic. I didn’t get to experience that “ah-ha!” moment I went for. Perhaps my expectations were too high or maybe I just want to do things differently from everyone else. Most of all, I just didnt feel like I fit in. Sigh.
There was one speaker in particular that I went to see. She’s great. I follow her blog, her workshops, etc. and I really am motivated by her success story but have a hard time believing she is a “regular” person getting paid to do what she loves. I walked out of her presentation having that “I”M a regular person and this doesn’t happen to regular people” feeling which I know will pass. But for now it’s how I feel and I will allow myself another 2 hours to feel like this before I snap myself out of it and find my motivation again.
On a lighter note, I got to spend some much needed quality time with Lelani and family. We have been best friends since we were 8 years old and I rarely get to see her. She has a beautiful family and those boys of hers are so darn cute! They let me follow them around with my camera in exchange for some playtime with my iPhone and back up camera. They didnt have me fooled though, those guys LOVED to have their photos taken. Especially Gabriel! What a HAM!
Gavin was more interested in being behind the camera so I let him take a few shots himself. I know people might think I am crazy for letting an almost 5-year-old play with my camera but I just couldn’t say no! If I didnt know better I’d say we had some future photogs here peeps. They better watch out because I’ll be putting them to work quick!