Daring to dream

A glass of rosé wine sits on the coffee table next me, enjoyed almost to it’s last sip, while I type frivolously on my laptop. So many thoughts, so many emotions; good ones, ones that set my passions on fire. I’ve been meeting and talking with so many supportive and encouraging women that I feel I need to pass it on.

I was recently talking with a friend about her business, about where she wanted to take it, a particular dream she had for it. But before she would continue to dream she said “But I would never dare to do it”. Before her dream had a chance to grow, to become anything more then a thought, it was crushed.

I can’t count the amount of times I’ve been in the same position, not even daring to dream. Cause who knows how people will respond and I’ll end up falling right on my face, in front of everyone to see. How embarrassing! But to be honest, I wouldn’t be here, a boudoir photographer in the Netherlands, if I didn’t continue to dream, to take chances, even the embarrassing ones when I fall flat on my face. I’ve done it. I’ve been there.

So I encourage you continue to dream, out there, outrageous dreams. And pick a starting point, and start daring others to dream with you, cause you’ll end up somewhere even more amazing then you even dared to dream.

1 comment
  • Sara LApril 14, 2011 - 3:28 PM

    Sweet Adley,

    It was a joy to meet you and a pleasure to now be able to read your blog and see your work. I love your BOUDOIR Photography!