I'm always always always comparing myself to others. It's not just my photography but everything in life. I really struggle with this. It's part-perfectionism and part-never feeling good enough.
"Not that we dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who
are commending themselves. But when they measure themselves by one
another and compare themselves with one another, they are without
understanding." 2 Corinthians 10:12
I need to be extremely excited (I almost wrote "okay", but I need to be MORE than okay) about who God made me to be and continues to work on becoming. I'm working on this and one of those ways is to put myself out there. Love what I look like, love the kind of mom decisions I make, love the work I create with my camera, and hopefully helps others who struggle the same.
I started finding some sites that do weekly or monthly contests. I've submitted a few photos and this week, I got my first honorable mention. I know I don't need a contest to tell me I'm good to help me stop comparing myself to others, but it does help me on my road to recovery. Recovering from this unobtainable perfection I think I need to achieve.
So here's to my first recognition and this super fun picture submitted in a contest with a theme of "friends."