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Lindyn Williams: Wholehearted Photography Launch Day!!

ITS LAUNCH DAY!!!

... and I am definitely jumping for joy!

My intention for myself through this online launch is to recognize how far I've come in such a short amount of time.  It would only be possible with the support of those who have been on board with me from the beginning, but also to the new support system that is growing with numerous people across the globe.  (Thank you internet!!)  I also wanted to "officially" introduce myself to the photography and entrepreneur worlds.  I have been building my foundation in the backgrounds for a few years, and now I am ready to show what I offer!

So here I am!

In a nutshell, I am a 28 year old mother of two amazing children who are constantly testing my limits, the "wife" to the hardest working yet most particular guy I know, and a woman with a dream of helping others grow themselves, their relationships and their businesses authentically through unique experiences and soul capturing imagery.

I look forward to where this journey will take me, and Im so happy you stopped in to take a look!  

Click around, read, laugh, scan, view - and send me a note if you resonate with anything you see! I love connecting with like minded individuals and fellow photographers too! Also make sure you scroll to the bottom and add your name to my email list to stay in touch with me and any offers or new experiences I have to share :)

** LAUNCH OFFER! **  click to my Women in Business page to see my new Wholehearted Session built for the entrepreneur woman!  I am offering this session at a discounted price until the end of the month and I would love to chat more with you about it to see if it would be a great fit for you and your business.  :)

Please also share with anyone you feel might also love what I am offering!  My business is built strong with referrals and I greatly appreciate every one.

Im going to go shower now.. HAHA!! life of a Mompreneur, amiright? :P

xo
Lindyn

The Self Portrait Project Continues....

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Week 27 of my 52 week self portrait project has finally made an appearance and even though it took its own sweet time to get here, I'm pretty sure there was some crazy universe shit that was making me wait....

until now....
 


The basis of my entire business is built around showing up - being vulnerable enough to express who you really are with complete abandon - live into your truths - and having fun telling your story.  

Yet - here I sit.. on the other side of the camera, merely entertaining the idea and hoping that is enough..

News flash to ME.. it's not!!...

 Its time for me to step into the light that scares the crap out of me because then - OH NO - THEN, people will actually see me, know me and **GASP** possibly dislike me?... oh jeez.. here we go.. 

copyright of lindynwilliams.com

copyright of lindynwilliams.com

As you can see - I'm totally nude in these photos (ok you cant see that, but I'm admitting this to you now..) and these are the reasons it scares me the most:

1) People knowing I CHOSE to take photos of myself nude and judging me for that.
2) My family and friends thinking I am some kind of freakshow, and dissaproving of me and my business.
3) Showing my flaws willingly... stretch marks, pock marks, red marks.. my imperfectness.
4) Setting myself up for judgement and ridicule behind my back amoung my community - at the store, daycare, out for a walk...

In a nutshell: being talked about negatively is a huge fear of mine.  I'm a people pleaser by nature, and I'm slowly learning that it's not sustainable for me, and I can not move forward with what I want to do if I am constantly in fear of what people might think.  

Especially when it comes to me telling my story....

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Telling my story has been hard for me because I felt like I didn't have one.

I felt like I didn't have too much to say about my past because I thought you needed to go through some horrible experiences in order to have a story. And I am thankful that my life has led me through relatively unscathed..

But I missed the point completely.

The point of telling our story isn't to compare ourselves to another's heartwrenching, emotional, and often painful pasts - but to accept each story for what it is, and who is telling it.  

That's all lovely and great hey? What a revelation I have made?.. well, I didnt get there willingly, and definitely not by myself.

So, if you see the little 14k gold bow on my finger, just know that it's there to remind myself of who I am, and not who I thought I needed to be. Telling me that my story is compelling, awesome, amazing and great - just as much as anyone else's.

It's there to tell me to shut out anything that doesn't speak to my identity because my time and energy are worth more than that.

It's there to make me feel pretty, and loved, and cared for - not from a boyfriend or lover - but from myself.

This little bow is the inspiration behind the big decisions I will make moving forward in my life. It may not look like a big deal, but I'm so excited to have found the Forget Me Knots and to be able to offer them as a part of my women's Wholehearted Sessions. 

Check out more info on the Forget Me Knots at thefmks.com

So if you've made it to the bottom of this post - congrats!  It was longer than I anticipated.  

You may have a few questions about where my Self Portrait Project: Weeks 1 thru 26 are, and you can still find them HERE at my previous blog.

This is probably only the beginning of "my story" so you'll have to check back for more soon.

Thanks for your support, or criticism, or love, or hate.. whatever it may be - thanks for showing up and giving a shit!

xo
L