Both Challenging & Accomplished | NEW YORK

AngelaVallejoPhotography_BrooklynNY

What has challenged me this year? What have I accomplished? 

Last year {Oct 2015} to be more exact, I was working on the NBL show -- When I saw footage of one of the contestants in Central Park, NY. I was in awe of the beauty of this place-- I thought to myself "WOW... Next year, I will be working in New York!" It was like I saw myself in the future and it looked much better than it did at the moment! I was convinced I would be there, I looked at plane tickets, I googled places to visit, and hotels for stay-- I was determined to GO! ...Time passed, and sadly I forgot about this, my dream became or stayed just that-- a dream in my head, a wish and desire in my heart... I forgot that which I had so fiercely declared over my life. I didn't plan towards achieving my goal, I didn't write it down, I didn't look for opportunities to get there, and man oh man... God had not only a blessing but a lesson for me.

To make the story short I was called by a client for work, and they would have my fly to New York. I could not believe it, and on top of that a couple who really loved my work --Wanted me to do their wedding {in New York too}, I quickly suggested an engagement session in Central Park, NY! I flew to New York City literally a year later {Nov 4th 2016} and can I say, every single session was perfection! It has been one of the best trips in my book so far! 

This made me meditate on the power of our confessions! I was blessed to begin my journey as a destination wedding photographer, but more than that, there was a lesson I will never forget. How much more would we accomplish, if we confessed and WALKED towards all the plans and dreams God places in our hearts? Are we too afraid to dream so big that we don't dream or do at all? Self discovery, purpose and destiny was what I accomplished this year. I am so proud to say that I found myself this year. No more comparing, self pity, boredom, feeling of failure -- instead I've started to walk in fullness! Knowing that whatever comes my way is shaping who I am, and whom I have been called to be. There is no greater success than in knowing who YOU are, and what you were placed on this earth to do. Knowing who we belong to, what were called to do, and who we are in God is the ultimate success; 

Jeremiah 17:8 “For he will be [nourished] like a tree planted by the waters,
That spreads out its roots by the river;
And will not fear the heat when it comes;
But its leaves will be green and moist.
And it will not be anxious and concerned in a year of drought
Nor stop bearing fruit.