I'm not the best Photographer.
No one is "the best" Photographer. It simply doesn't exist.
I work in an industry that is far too subjective and based on personal tastes to really classify anyone as such. I can only be the best version of myself that I can be, work hard and be good in my own way. So can you and it's important to remember.
People will either like what you do, or dislike what you do - both are completely valid and totally okay. As long as you work hard and try your best, that's all you can do in life. No one person can be everybody's cup of tea for a million different reasons, and that's okay too. One man's joy is another man's "What is that about?!?!??".
I am always learning new things about my profession and I always will be. I will never reach a point in which I do not need to learn anything else and I become "The perfect Photographer". No one is. No matter how much they or others think they are, or how much they appear to be. Every single Photographer out there is on a never-ending journey of learning and discovery. We are all at different stages. It's wonderful it should be embraced, not shied away from or covered up.
Maybe you're not quite where you want to be in life, but I'm sure you've come a long way, I know I have. So often we are consumed by day to day life, what we have to get done, how we can get better at whatever it is we do, how to be better people, where we are going in life and what our next steps should be. Every now and then it's just as valuable to look back and see how far you've come in the past year, five years, ten years or even six months.
Please find your passions in life.
Stay humble, stay hungry and keen to learn.
Learn to be proud of how far you've come and your achievements.
Embrace it all.
Love & Stuff