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  • Hey there! I’m Josie Kay

    American Poet, and one of my favorites, Mary Oliver asked; “So tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one WILD + PRECIOUS life?” Her question resonated with me personally and professionally and those two words became a mantra to drive my life and work.
    Personally, I am in love with the idea of life being WILD + PRECIOUS. Because it is. It’s fast + slow, big + small, crazy + simple…wild + precious. Life is full of these moments. Everyone has a story and I’m here to tell it.

baby {freakin’} steps…

This is a blog entry I wrote on 10-26-2010. I had just made the decision to leap into the business side of photography and actually pursue it. like for real.

I had no idea what I was doing. I had so many things to learn. So what do I do when I am overwhelmed? Type it out for the entire world to see, if they so chose. I’ve said it a million times before, but there is truly something so therapeutic about writing. So this night, I guess I was feeling particularly discouraged, because I logged on to blogger and created a whole new account just so I could write what I was feeling and release it into dark internet void, where it was probably never read by anyone. Nonetheless, it was a catharsis for me.

I am so happy I just came across this post. It’s cool to look back and see where you came from, where you made it to, and look forward to where you are going.

10-26-10 baby {freakin’} steps…

ahh, baby steps. I know them all too well. I wish I were the type of person that “gets” things like THAT! (SNAP-OF-THE-FINGERS-FAST!)… but, I would say that ballroom dancing, driving manual, and applying liquid eye liner are all things proving that for me sometimes it just take’s good old fashioned hard work, determination and TIME……[audible sigh].  I want to run before I walk.
I get an idea in my head and I am on steps 5, 7 and 12 before even considering steps one through four.  Jane Austen described it best in Pride and Prejudice:
“A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment”.
Jane, girl, you are timeless! That is so true…

Even though something doesn’t come naturally to me, that end result is what I see. And that vision, that I want to produce, that is what drives me to put in the time and go the extra mile learning something new. And in the end. oh the beautiful end. [I hope]It will all be worth it.

Beginnings are never easy. They require a certain strength, a declaration of war against the spirit of negativism, a first step on the water. – Jana Kehoe Bigger “Then Came a Miracle”


SIDE NOTE: I still cannot drive stick.

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