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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Focus on Life - Week 9 {Knock, Knock}

Can you believe that it has been 9 weeks already?
I can't, but I can say this,
I am loving these weeks.
I look forward to seeing what Sally sends 
as our prompts! I can't wait for them.

This week's prompt was to open
some doors and 
see what waits for us on the other side.

Did you go through a door that was a secret passage?
(you were adventurous)

Or a door that led into a cute house?
(yes I know the tree is in focus and the door is not, this
is what happens when you are driving, shhhh)

Or did you open the door to a house filled 
with joy, family and a few dogs?
(yes, that is me)

I did not go through any of these doors, 
for you see this week, 
this arrived.

This envelope allowed me to open these doors!

(the front of the Washington National Cathedral)

Not physically, but metaphorically.

My doors were huge, inspiring, and awesome.
I love what is on the other side!

This spurred me into action!

(please click and let me know, honestly, what you think. 
it is absolutely a work in progress!)

That little piece of paper, my business license,
unblocked my brain. I didn't realize
how frozen I had been.
Things are moving, flowing and I am creating.
Getting legal documents and forms in order.
I even ordered my business cards!

I am now convinced that Sally must have a crystal ball! 

Her weekly prompts have been
so timely and insightful for me!

Please hop on over to Sally's blog and see what doors 
everyone else opened and went through.

I can't wait for next week! I hope your adventure
is a wonderful one.


Elisabeth said...


Donna said...

Great post! Good luck with your business endeavor!

Stacie said...

Yay!! Congratulations on this huge step!!!

Beti Horvath said...

We are all focused on door and where they can take us this week, good wishes on your new endeavors!

Claire said...

congrats on your licence - hooray for you!! brilliant photos :)

Shel said...

Congratulations!! I love all your photographs,..and the fact that the tree is in focus and the door is not is what is so special about that particular photograph - IMHO anyway!! Love that one!

LoriF said...

Congratulations, Courtney! A small step for womankind....:-)

PS Take your son to the Museum of Natural History to's fascinating, and he'll LOVE it! My fave, and yours, will probably be American History. I can't wait to get back after the African American History one is completed...I so want to see that!

AntiquityTravelers said...

That is fantastic! congratulations! and such lovely photos to boot!

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

Way to go on the opening of your new door! Love all the doors but the last one is the most important of all.

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

Congrats on receiving your license! Love your photos and your website!

Becky Pancake said...

Magnificent pics!! Congrats on getting your business license.

Islandgirl said...

I tried to enlarge the envelope to see who it was from, but all I got was the next picture! THen I finished reading your post! Good luck with your new business endevor!

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

Congrats on the new business. That is a door of opportunity for sure. Love all your pics and the website.

Janet Bocciardi said...

Congratulations! Those doors look amazing.

Patti Van said...

You are so lucky to work where you do! I am so excited for you! Your new website looks soooo nice! Very professional! My fav pic on your new site is of the 3 young ladies in their formal attire...jumping for joy! I wish you much success and look forward to reading both of your blogs!

koko said...

Congratulations!!! I am bookmarking your site! Love all your doors, and how exciting to witness your new door opening!

Tanya said...

Congratulations! And those doors are all beautiful.

Annette said...

How exciting for you, Courtney! Congratulations!!

Kashmira said...

Oh My God!!! How exciting! Congratulations, and big hugs!!!!

PS: Never EVER do that while you are driving. EVER!!!!

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

What a door! Congratulations - now run with it. :)

CraftyHope said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! How very exciting. I love the doors you captured in this and the doors you've been able to open as well. YOU are inspiring.

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Lots of mystery behind those doors. I especially like the one that has your reflection in it! ;) Congrats on "officially" starting your photography business.

Jennifer Juniper said...

Love doors! Spent a week in Paris a few years ago just photographing doors!

One sounds like it's opening for you!