Can I tell you a secret?
I LIKE being weird.
There’s I said it.
I. LIKE. BEING. WEIRD.
I’ve always been told that I dance to the beat of my drum, and I’m finally starting to enjoy it.
I like the fact that I don’t fit into a certain mold. I like that my friend circle is filled with people of different colors from different colors of life.
I like that I don’t have a certain look to my work or who I am.
I like that my Instagram feed doesn’t look like everyone else’s. I like that my work has its own voice.
I get so tired of being surrounded by people who just want to follow the crowd - people who walk, talk, sit, stand, and dress just like everyone else.
Who became legendary from being just like everyone else?
Today, I was with a friend, talking about business and my new mentoring program, and I said something that I never would’ve said a year ago. It was, “I am not (insert a bunch of well known photographers in this spot), I am Michelle Rojas, and I’m gonna run my business the way I think it should be run.”
Today, I chose to say good-bye to anxiety and comparison, to walk in a freedom that I haven’t felt in a long time, and I’m gonna start living and creating the way I want.
You’re welcome to come along for the ride with me.