It’s time for me to confess something (hehe…it sounds silly and dramatic to type that). One of my really big lifetime goals is to become truly comfortable and skilled with photography and styling—heck, while I’m dreaming…I would even love to be able to make a living off of it one day. I don’t know why it feels uncomfortable to admit this dream of mine out loud (maybe it’s fear of being laughed at or knowing that once it’s out there I will actually have to take accountability for making it a reality), but there it is. Do you too have dreams that you hold in silence for fear of what others might think or what the outcome might be? I personally want to challenge myself from this point forward to step outside of my comfort zone and just be freely me, to go for it…dream big. I would love some company if you’d like to join me! What dreams do you have today that are just bursting to come out? I really believe that we can achieve great things when we have the courage to allow hope for our future to outweigh doubt and fear. Don’t you!
So all that brings us to these photos. Since I know that this little fledgling dream of mine will involve a lot of practice I’ve been jumping at any opportunity I can get to do just that. So with a pint of Snoqualmie Coconut Ice Cream (this was my first time trying this brand) and a couple containers of fresh berries staring out at me from my fridge the other day, a photo/styling challenge was born.
So how did it taste? Well, to be honest I found the coconut ice cream to be a tad on the heavy side for my liking, but the berries really balanced it out and took it to a level of awesome that was delicious to indulge in once all the photos had been snapped (even though it was more of a soup than anything else by the time I was done). The Snoqualmie Ice Cream company apparently makes a whole bunch of amazing-sounding flavors though (French Lavender and Cascade Mountain Blackberry are just a couple—yum), so if my local Whole Foods starts carrying them I’ll definitely be up for another try.
And finally, I just want to let you all know how much your words of encouragement and kindness have meant to me over the years as I’ve nervously shared little bits and pieces of myself with you all. I know that without each one of you, my life would look so very different (and not it a good way). Thank you for being here and for all the ways you brighten my day. xo Ez