I watched the ladybug as she slowly climbed this leaf. It was almost a straight up climb. Did she know when she began her climb to the edge that it would be such a struggle? Was she worried? I’m sure she didn’t give this climb that much thought, after all if she starts to slide back down or fall, she can spread her wings and fly. She didn’t fall. She made it to the top edge and sat there in the sunlight. I think she was trying to dry the raindrops off her back.
As I watched her, I though about struggling and worrying. When I started seriously learning about photography, I had no idea it could be such a struggle. I guess I thought learning my camera would be enough, but it’s not. Good images have to come from the heart and lately that hasn’t been the case with me. I’m in a rut…a big rut. If you read my blog, you know that I’ve mentioned this a time or two recently! My camera just sits in it’s case. Taking pictures seems to be a waste of time. After all, I’ve pretty much been deleting about every picture I’ve taken, that does exclude family shots. I do keep those!
I’m like the ladybug, she's struggled to climb to the top of the leaf and I’m struggling to climb out of my rut. She wasn’t worried about falling back down the leaf and I’m not worried about climbing out of the rut I’m in. I know through patience, perseverance, and practice I’ll reach the top and find joy in photography again. Instead of being discouraged and frustrated, I’m spending this time pursuing other interest and creative projects.
Never know what you can learn from nature, do you?