It’s quite apparent, when speaking to her that Tina is so happy and having an amazing experience. Her ‘why factor’ being completely intrinsic, allows her to continue following those opportunities, embracing challenges that come her way. She tells me that it doesn’t pay, but that is beside the point and not the reason for her doing this.
Let’s step back a minute: agreeing to taking pictures at that festival 9 months ago has led to Tina now becoming a freelance journalist and music photographer. She contributes to Leftlion Magazine, a Nottingham arts and culture publication, who now refer to her as “Our Tina.” She also contributes to Notts Night Out and Music Notts
She now has her pages on Facebook:
Tina began as Rock Shotz, this changed to Rock Shotz Live Music Imaging and has evolved further to Rock Shotz Soundz, reviewing new releases from around the world!
Rock on Tina!
Overcoming Self Doubt & Self-Limiting Thoughts
Being thrown in at the deep end, Tina says that she didn’t have time to let those thoughts manifest and have to battle with them. Her attitude towards facing fear of rejection is the worst that someone can do is say ‘no’. Tina puts this down to age and confidence. Which comes with experience. This analogy, to me, gives even more reason to go out and seek those experiences, face your fears and take up those challenges, which I write about in my blog “Facing the Fear.”
However, after a prolonged period of amazing experiences came the quieter period, Tina had time to reflect over the Christmas holidays. Those thoughts of self-doubt and negativity crept in and depression took hold. Tina’s self-doubt grew within this time, making her think:
“I don’t know what I’m doing.”
“This isn’t going anywhere.”
“People must think I’m stupid, a 60-year-old woman doing this!”
She hit a real crisis for a short amount of time and like all of us, she continues to get tiny blips of negative thought from time to time. Tina works through these by leaning on her intrinsic motives; doing this for herself first and foremost. She remembers that people don’t have to look at her photography if they don’t want to; she’s not getting paid. It’s not a job, it’s a passion and she does it because she enjoys it and, what matters more is that, she is having fun!
We chatted about the reasons for self-doubt, as sometimes it comes from nowhere and I explained my self-made theory, which I write about in my blog Living Limitlessly.