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Well, it's me of course! Hi, I'm Scott, just an ordinary guy who loves life and all the little nuances that it brings! Simply put, I'm a father to a wonderful son, a husband to a beautiful wife, and an amateur photographer who enjoys looking at the world through a piece of glass! I took up photography a couple of years ago, after having gastric bypass surgery. Since 12/07, I have lost 180 pounds, but found a real passion for documenting life with my camera. I could say that the big names out there have inspired me, and they have, But my true inspiration comes from the people I meet everyday who share the same thoughts and zeal I have for photography. We are truly blessed with some really great photographers around Nashville. So, what are you waiting for.... ...grab a camera, snap some pics, and enjoy life to the fullest!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sweet Shot Tuesday, The Unknown

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 Have you ever felt like you were standing on the edge of a precipice, knowing that you needed to take that first step, but were afraid?  Well, that’s where I’m at right now!

As of last Wednesday, I was told that the job I love would no longer be. This was a job that changed my life, my families life, and plainly, the way I treat people.  I started this job 10 years ago when my family was having some problems with my then 2 year old (he’s 13 now) and his behavior.  We went through the program, and then I was hired as a parent staff case manager.  All of our case managers are parents who have graduated the program.

So for the last 10 years, I have been helping families learn to be better families using positive behavior management.  Teaching has always been a passion of mine, but this program gave me more than an outlet for that.  It gave me a sense of being, a sense of how to relate to people.  To see the smile on the face of a 3 year old that has never been told something positive, instead of a scream, is truly rewarding!

So that leads me to where I am now, standing on the edge of a cliff…waiting, wanting, and praying.  I’m really not worried about a job.  I work part-time at Home Depot, and the chances of going full-time there is really good, so I know my family will survive! 

The scary part of all this is the path I’m being led down.  For a long time, I have felt the urge to take my photography to the next level.  To be able to do something more with this passion that I have found.  Well not only have I wanted that, but a lot of people have been encouraging me in that endeavor as well. 

So fast forward to Thursday morning ( the day after my job loss announcement)  where I awoke from a really pitiful night of sleep.  In my mind this was the image I saw…I’m standing on the edge of that cliff, scared to death, trembling, frightened, and I hear a voice in my heart, mind and soul saying…”Take that step, snap that photo, and I’ll take care of the rest”!

Where is this all going, I don’t know.  But I do know this, I have a God that loves me, cares for me, and protects me, all I have to do is believe, and believe I will!  So keep this ole country boy in your thoughts and prayers while I believe.  And since this is Sweet Shot Tuesday, I thought I would leave you with some shots I took last Saturday with some photography friends!

In this beauty of Spring and resurrection from a cold and harsh Winter, I can’t help but see God’s loving face!  Make sure you head on over to Darcy’s blog and check out the rest of the Sweet Shots this week!

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