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Laying it on the line.

I’m not sure how long it’s been but for the past bunch of weeks, maybe months, as we ventured to the point of launching our campaign I have felt sick with nerves. Doing these sort of things are not easy. Especially when you are asking people to help you go after a dream that can mean a lot to you but be ‘a nice idea’ for some of the people around you.

To be honest, as I’ve searched my soul I realised I tried to avoid it. I’ve tried to slow things down, I looked for other options. On Wednesday the 24th we launched our campaign. We laid it on the line. That night, maybe just randomly or potentially because of the weeks of nerves I suffered an intense headache. I hit the hay and was out. I woke the next morning feeling great. A weight off my shoulders. I was surprised by the sense of relief that I felt. We are seemingly not even close to our target but at this stage, I don’t mind so much.

What has already caught my attention is peoples generosity. People I don’t know, people I haven’t spoken to in years and close friends have given. It blows my mind that people believe in us. Sometimes when you step out, it’s hard to believe in yourself. But it’s such a huge encouragement and blessing. Thank you to everyone who is behind us. It means more than you can imagine.

I’m also learning that faith takes risk. Will we hit this target? I don’t know. This whole experience is teaching me to keep moving. Keep aware. Regardless of the outcome, it will lead us closer to our goal. It is pushing us out of our comfort zone and forcing us to change. Forcing us to fully live, to give and to love.

Please click HERE if you want to check out our campaign.