February 10, 2012

I Jitter.

Today is the eve of the first Walk Through of 2012. The dawning of what we boldly called….the brand new era.

So if we’re so bold, why is my heart racing a mile a minute?

Last night as we dotted our final i’s and crossed the remaing t’s, I shot Julia an email that said why do I feel like we’re forgetting something. Like y’know….a bride. :) Is it just pre-game jitters? She assured me that it was. That we had our beautiful bride Spring coming down. And that she had it all well under control. Which knowing Julia, I have no doubt that she does.

And yet. And yet….I jitter. I’m kinetic. You could power a watch with this perpetual motion.

Perhaps it’s because it’s been six months since our last Walk Through (how is that possible?) and I need to remember how to do this. :) Perhaps it’s because we tried to challenge ourselves in every way to step up our game. To make this round of Walk Throughs the most challenging, dig deeper, do something that counts set of teaching that we’ve ever done. And now we have to actually do it. Perhaps it’s because tonight a group of photographers from all over the country will descend upon downtown New Haven for the meet & greet, where I’ll get to hug them all for the first time. Perhaps it’s because I have no idea what to wear.

But whatever it is, I jitter.

And yet. And yet… I take comfort in my jittering. Because if you’re scared to death, it means you actually care. It means it matters to you. And if you’re scared to death, but you’re willing to step out into that fear anyway….well that’s the place where miracles happen.

So to all of us out there who jitter, I say….rage on. Let’s make something happen.

PS: we are going to be announcing the next Walk Through *very* shortly after we wrap this one up. Be sure to get on the newsletter by clicking on the link below, to be the first to know!

  1. Nancy Mitchell

    You will do GREAT Mary! I know it! xoxo~nance

  2. Abby Grace

    Rage on. YES. I love it :). I really really really can’t wait to attend a WTAW one of these days!

  3. Kate P

    You know what they say, Mary. If your dreams don’t scare you – they’re not big enough. You’ll do great!

  4. Faye Bernoulli

    Hmm, I don’t know what to wear tonight either! But let me just say that I CANNOT WAIT to meet you and Justin (and Cooper!!!)! And thank you for the blog comment this morning…you really lifted my spirits on one of *those* days :)

  5. Elizabeth and Ryan | Elizabeth Ryan Photography

    You guys are going to do AWESOME! Good luck with everyone tonight and tomorrow! Since can’t give you a hug in person we thought we would send you a smiley face instead! =)

  6. Emilia Jane

    You’re going to kill it!! XXOO

  7. Stephanie Stewart

    I *SO* wish I could be there!!! I know you guys will knock out of the park, because you DO care, and it DOES matter to you so much! Hugs to you!!! Can’t wait to see some images!!! xo

  8. Kelly Ewell

    I am so ready to get my Burberry on! And toast to a great WTAW over sangria tonight!

  9. Alison

    Is it bad that all that popped into my head is a new Apple product? :) You will do fabulously. Knock ’em dead!

  10. Lisa Cour

    I cannot wait to be there and have no doubt its going to be fabulous….you can’t be anything but.

    I hadn’t even considered what to wear tonight, but what to pack. Not too worried…it’ll all be great!

  11. Lauren

    GOOD LUCK!!!! I still use everything I learned from WTAW in all my shoots! You’re going to rock it!!! Can we get another WTAW 2?!?!

  12. Christa

    You’ll do great

  13. Amanda Miller

    Embrace the jitters girl, you got this! Your WTAW are always epic, I think it is impossible for you guys to not be amazing.

  14. Jen Creed

    "Because if you’re scared to death, it means you actually care." Love this, and so true! You all are doing amazing things!

  15. Kathryn Denelle Stevens

    I am sooooo excited for tomorrow! You guys are going to rock it! p.s. You picked just the right outfit tonight…looking wonderful, per usual!

  16. Kristin

    Bravery isn’t the absence of fear. Bravery is acknowledging your fears while you keep moving forward. :)

  17. Jessica

    I’ve been watching your twitter feed all weekend. I’m dying to see the full post. I bet Spring was amazing and I bet you guys were too!

  18. Julie Hamilton

    Dear Mary and Justin, thanks so much for your transparency and encouragement. I just sent a long email about how you’re encouraging us. I think it went to Justins. Happy Love Day!!! Xoxox

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