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This month marks five years in my photography journey. When I first started, I wish someone had told me to take it one day at a time. We hear this phrase a lot, but don't often put it into action. The day I bought my first camera, I wanted to take pictures like other photographers who had been shooting for ten years. I got frustrated because my shots didn't look ANYTHING like theirs. I did research, watched Youtube videos and tried to get better gear, but I later realized I was trying to skip steps in my journey. There's nothing wrong with having goals, but important to take it one step at a time. Challenge yourself to grow daily, and aim to do better every day than you did the previous day. Some days won't feel like you're growing but trust that if you're consistent, growth will come. We all have our unique journeys but whatever it is, take it a day at a time. -Temi Coker, Photographer