~I Have Been Studying~

Lenox, Georgia
May 25, 2019 5:55pm CST
Hey everyone I hope you're doing amazing! =) Things only last for a season, this too shall pass. Remember that! While you are going through the storm-you are not alone! I know it may sound crazy but I have been taking online courses on how to talk to people at my sessions. You see, offline I'm more on the shy side and I do NOT want to make things awkward for people at all. I know the first 20 minutes on a session is always weird but after that I want to help my clients feel confident and comfortable. So...I am learning...a LOT. I have learned things I would have never thought of before taking these courses. So glad I took them! With time and practice I will also get better with the "people side of things". I love people, I'm just a bit reserved which at times comes off as weird/awkward/stuck up and none of those are appealing in any way! Have you learned something new lately?? Image by For God's Glory Photography
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@BelleStarr (45175)
• United States
27 May
I learned a few new things at my genealogy conference, I took quite a few classes/
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• Lenox, Georgia
27 May
@Bellestarr Well that's awesome! I love learning, funny enough I hated it as a child =)
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@BelleStarr (45175)
• United States
27 May
@LovingMyBabies It is very different when you learn things that you choose and not things that are forced on you.
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• Lenox, Georgia
27 May
@BelleStarr That's a good point! My kids are lucky being Home Schooled since they do get to choose many things they want to learn. =)
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@simone10 (29616)
• United States
26 May
I am much like you are offline. I was extremely shy growing up but have gotten better the older I get. I am much better one on one than I am with a bunch of people.
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• Lenox, Georgia
26 May
@simone10 Yes! You and I sound quite similar and I'm working on it now. =)
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@simone10 (29616)
• United States
28 May
@LovingMyBabies good for you! I wish I had done that when I was younger.
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• Lenox, Georgia
28 May
@simone10 Better late than never!
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• Sonora, California
25 May
Lots as I write Broken Beginnings, I discover new things often! What a precious photo!
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• Lenox, Georgia
25 May
@Michellekidwell That's awesome!! I love learning. =) Thanks so much!
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• Sonora, California
25 May
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@rakski (32189)
• Philippines
26 May
It is never too old to learn
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• Lenox, Georgia
26 May
@rakski I agree! =)
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@rakski (32189)
• Philippines
26 May
@LovingMyBabies you can do it
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@JustBhem (52218)
• Davao, Philippines
26 May
Whenever I have projects, aside from the earning I can learn as well.
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• Lenox, Georgia
26 May
@Justbhem Yes it's good to keep learning. =)
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@JustBhem (52218)
• Davao, Philippines
26 May
@LovingMyBabies Yes, every day is a learning process for me.
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@LindaOHio (5053)
• United States
25 May
When I do research for my writing I'm learning something all the time.
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• Lenox, Georgia
26 May
@LindaOhio It's fun when its something we love learning about, isn't it? =)
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@LindaOHio (5053)
• United States
26 May
@LovingMyBabies Yes, it is!
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@DianneN (120559)
• United States
25 May
I’m very impressed that you are doing that for you! I know how much you love people, and if this course helps you, more power to you. I think that’s awesome!
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• Lenox, Georgia
26 May
@Diannen Thank you so much! I want to be the best me I can be, especially for my clients. =)
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@DianneN (120559)
• United States
26 May
@LovingMyBabies You already are the best, but will be that much better.
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@Corbin5 (146193)
• United States
25 May
That is wonderful that you are taking those online courses. It is apparent to us here that you love people, and that fact will serve you well too!! I do admire your dedication to these sessions.
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• Lenox, Georgia
25 May
@Corbin5 Thank you! :) I'm glad that it is obvious-because I do, I just need to get better at people skills offline. =)
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@Corbin5 (146193)
• United States
26 May
@LovingMyBabies You will, my friend.
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@Nevena83 (27571)
• Serbia
25 May
That's a really good decision. I am also shy, but sociable.
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• Lenox, Georgia
25 May
@Nevena83 I am the same! I love people but I run out of things to say and then it gets weird.
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@Nevena83 (27571)
• Serbia
26 May
@LovingMyBabies Yes, I understand what you're talking about.
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@Tampa_girl7 (30769)
• United States
1 Jun
I love looking at your pictures.
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• Lenox, Georgia
1 Jun
@Tampa_girl7 Thank you so much, that means so much to me!
@LeaPea2417 (25318)
• Toccoa, Georgia
28 May
I never thought of taking online courses on how to talk to people. Interesting.
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• Lenox, Georgia
28 May
@Leapea2417 I know it sounds crazy, I get it but I've never really learned it or practiced it-never really needed to until now. I'm just not a naturally outgoing, social butterfly.
@KrauseHome (36603)
• United States
27 May
I would have never guessed you as Quiet shy and reserved, But I am sure there are reasons and God is molding you for something great. Mine is learning to Trust God more. With my health issues and the rescheduled upcoming surgery there have been doubts, but I know and believe God is in control.
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• Lenox, Georgia
27 May
@Krausehome Yes, I am. Always have been but better about it as an adult than I was as a child. God's got this and He definitely has reasons for everything that's going on. Maybe, God is lining up the absolute best surgeon for you or maybe there's a nurse that needs Jesus and He will use YOU for them to find Him. There's always a reason! I am praying for you!
@Courtlynn (61609)
• United States
26 May
Thats good you have those to help you. I am shy in person too, until I really get to know you and feel comfortable with you. But i also dont like people. Or being around many people. *shrugs.
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• Lenox, Georgia
27 May
@Courtlynn Thanks I knew I needed help in that area! Yes you and I are alike in the shy department. I didn't like people much before Jesus.
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@RasmaSandra (27931)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
26 May
That is great and good luck with the learning. Great photo. I always learn something new online when I do searching for my writing.
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• Lenox, Georgia
26 May
@Rasmasandra Thank you! It's so good learning new things. :)
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@JohnRoberts (82570)
• Los Angeles, California
26 May
Wow, you seem like such an outgoing cheerful person.
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• Lenox, Georgia
26 May
@Johnroberts I am cheerful...not so much outgoing though.
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@Juliaacv (42874)
• Canada
25 May
I think that is just wonderful that you are building your skills. There are so many aspects and skill sets needed to be the 'right' photographer. The use of props, music, backdrops and general easiness with people. I'm sure that you have all of these skills, its great that you are perfecting them.
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• Lenox, Georgia
25 May
@Juliaacv Thank you! I want to be as good on every level with photography-not just one aspect of it. My backdrop is always nature but I do have some new props that I'm excited about! =) Easiness with people is definitely why I took the course. I'm always nice but I seem to run out of things to say...and I dont want things being weird. Lol.
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@moffittjc (55285)
• Gainesville, Florida
27 May
I think that no matter where we are in our life journey, we should be learning. To learn is to grow, and to grow is to live. I feel that the day we stop learning is the day we stop living life. Glad to hear you are learning so much from your classes.
@Metsrock69 (1272)
• United States
26 May
I learn a lot from reading blogs and online forums
@jstory07 (79501)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 May
That is great that you are learning a lot from studying.
@Hate2Iron (12977)
• Canada
26 May
I am really happy for you. I think that you will pass the course with flying colors. The last course I took was one for the family tree. I actually learned a lot of new stuff!!