HERE'S TO BEGINNING

 

Hello there. I'm Elizabeth Bristol. And this is my blog. I've put off putting this thing out here really because I've been afraid. Afraid of what people would think, whether they would like it or not, afraid of not having enough to say, to post, to muse about, to give to the world, afraid of writing, photographing, editing, fixing, finalizing, thinking, polishing. Afraid of failing, afraid of creating. 

But I have been growing and learning so so much over the course of this year, and this is one of them:

I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares.
— Saul Bass

You can't create anything beautiful if you're not willing to begin. To take a stab at it. To mess up, to make mistakes, get your hands dirty, to develop skill, to learn, to grow. Nothing truly beautiful comes the moment you begin. It takes time, it takes hard work. It takes the willingness to try new things, to let go and let God take the reigns. To let Him run the show ----->> if He's the one behind it, He will make it run. (better than I ever could) 

So here's to creating. Here's to doing the scary + brave thing. The thing many are afraid of, few try, and everyone loves. Here's to the good, the bad and the ugly days of good, hard work. Of making something beautiful that points to the one true Beauty. Because it will pay off in the end. It will touch a heart, heal a wound, break a boundary, revive a soul, begin something new.

Here's to putting fear behind you and starting something crazy + brave.

Here's to beginning.

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From several weeks ago when my darling friend Megan + I played with lights and shadows