Thursday, March 20, 2008

Inspired, Excited, and Empowered

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I can't believe how amazing WPPI was this year. Maybe it wasn't as good for me last year because I was sick and because I didn't attend the Business Institute, but I really feel like my week down in Vegas was life-changing. The problem is that I have so many ideas and so many things I want to do and I get back home and quickly get thrown into catching up. It's a little overwhelming, but....

it's all worth it! I want to share some of the things I learned, or things I was inspired by. It might take a few posts, and it might take a few days, but I just feel so refreshed in life that I want to share it with all of you :)

On Monday evening, I went to a seminar by Jesh de Rox. If you think the song on his website is beautiful, imagine listening to it live. He has become really good friends with Amy Seeley and she came to WPPI to play for him! It was incredible. It's hard to not be immersed in Amy's voice and the emotion in her songs.

Anyways, Jesh was so inspiring. I must say, I didn't know what to expect of him. I've admired his photography for some time now, and I am sometimes intimidated to meet someone like that. Jesh is so approachable, so down-to-earth, so genuine.

He spoke about how every voice is important. Jesh was so passionate when he described how valuable our relationships are in this life. He reminded us to share, listen, look & see, soak in, explore, and grow. And, he spoke about fear. The fear that keeps us from doing amazing things is misplaced fear.

I am seriously a better person from listening to Jesh speak. I feel blessed that he has touched my life. Thank you, to all of you, who have also touched my life in many ways. I hope to do better at showing my gratitude. I would not be where I am today without all of you!


These are some photographs I took with Michelle. We only walked a few blocks, but I wanted to try new things and be inspired. I was playing a lot with different shutter speeds: showing motion and stopping it.

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4 comments:

Lucky Red Hen said...

Awe... I'm so glad you had an awesome time this year! And even more thrilled that you got to experience Jesh. He sure has a way of opening you up to realize the potential that is in each of us to accomplish so much more in our business than we ever realized. Phew.

Bethany said...

This is awesome. I am soo jealous! ;) I can not WAIT to see more!

Michemily said...

I'm glad you had a fun time. Do you remember someone Fitts? She is on a mission here. She went to West.

Shellee Draper said...

All of your Vegas Photography is beautiful Stacy. I didn't bring my camera because I'm always so afraid of it getting stolen! I am jealous of all of these great shots. Fun. I wish I could come to your studio opening. I'm going to be up there in April and I'll definitley be stopping by. I hope it goes well and to anyone who is in the Salt Lake area, have Stacy take your pictures. She is AMAZING!!!!