Me, Confession. (Personal Post)
This is quite possibly the most honest and meaningful photo I have ever taken.
It is not the most glamorous photo, nor the most flattering photo. This photo was taken after a strong moment of realization. My tears have dried out at this point but my heart still carries the weight of the strong emotions I felt.
I have to confess that I have overcome many trials in my life. My background is not a glamorous one. I face many challenges that seamed impossible to deal with. However, I am still here. I carry a heart full of passion and that passion is for two things. Photography and purpose.
I am not afraid to confess that I am not the best photographer in the world. Nor will I ever be. My passion is not to be the best photographer ever but to continue fighting to do what I love despite any barriers that come my way. In fact, daily I encounter new walls that seemingly restrain me from reaching my goal of being a successfully respected photographer. It is very hard to face your fears of the unknown and face the un-promised world. But I would like to take this opportunity to introduce my second passion and that is Purpose.
I am consistently fighting both internal and external battles in order to fulfill my passion and this makes my purpose. I do not want to only fight for selfish reasons but to prove to everyone out there that it is very possible to step out of what you know and reach for impossible goals. This is only possible through perseverance. And that is definitely something I have. Although I mentioned I am not the best photographer I can guarantee that I will continue the fight until my last breath. This is something I want to show the world to do. No matter how impossible things are, you have to keep pushing and striving for what you know you want.
To conclude, I would like to say that my tears before this photo were not from fear, but from a painful yet joyful realization that all of the barriers still in my way are not only for me but for the people around me to witness me overcome.
I have no money, I have no real job but I have heart, passion and purpose.
I will push until the day I die.
Thank You very much for taking the time to read this.
I hope that by reading this you understand me and join the very important people in my life that support me in any way possible.
-Yesenia Sukilynn Fortuna