Wednesday, July 13, 2016
I have a confession to make. I allowed myself to be caught up in a little something people like to call having a swelled head. I found myself both honored and humbled by the positive feedback I was receiving from the photos being posted on Facebook. Rather than taking the compliments for what they were worth, I decided to try my hand at selling prints at both Binghamton Pride Palooza and this past weekend's July Fest.
In doing so, I became so wrapped up in myself that I lost sight of why I began this blog and the Patti Loves Bing Facebook page in the first place. It took two things to bring me back to my senses.
First, it was the number of people who stopped by my tent and spoke to me about how much they enjoyed the Patti Loves Bing page. Showcasing the area in a positive light has been and will always be the focus of Patti Loves Bing. Having people thank me for doing just that was worth more than any number of photos I may or may not have sold.
Second, it was finally sitting down to review the photos taken on Saturday of the Parlor City 5K Run. I had not realized until that moment that I had been feeling anxious about getting them posted for all to see; especially the participants in the race. Thinking back, I was probably the most relaxed taking the photos than I had been all weekend. Putting the focus on the event and the participants came naturally. I was in my element.
I owe you all a huge apology for straying from what made Patti Loves Bing what it is today. Binghamton and the surrounding area, along with its people, businesses and community events, will once again be my primary focus. Shining the spotlight on all things positive.
This is what I was meant to do. This is where I was meant to be.