I splurged and bought myself a new camera. You know, I needed it for my blog. I was introduced to the Samsung NX1000 at Blissdom by another blogger…and I had to have one.
The Samsung NX1000 smart camera is a mirrorless DSLR and is wifi compatible…which means I can instantly upload photos from the camera to social networks and email via wifi. That feature is pretty cool. (This not a sponsored blog post.)
So Saturday night I went to a party down the road and took my new camera. One of my friends took this incredible picture of my husband and me.
Then I bounced off to snap more shots like cool photographers do. Because I’m a cool blogger now and I’ve got my new Samsung smart camera. Only to end up with my face and new camera abruptly meeting a step I missed. What’s even better is about 100 people were blessed to witness my ungraceful act.
There was blood.
Friends and strangers immediately provided a hand and first aid. People are so kind in the South.
My husband came to my side to assess the damage.
Me: “Do you think I broke my nose? Do you think I need to go to home?” (I didn’t want to go home yet because I hadn’t eaten and the food was going to be and was phenomenal.)
Husband: “No, your nose looks fine but you’ll need some steri strips. You’re going to be sore and will have bruising.”
I was waiting to tell you about my husband in another post about DIY Pedicures gone bad but I’ll share his profession with you now. My husband is a surgeon in Lake Village and he’s helpful to have around for situations like this.
My friend Pam said, “Kelly Jo, you still look so beautiful.”
My other friend said, “No, that looks really bad.”
I appreciate them both. I was more concerned about my camera. Thankfully, it survived. I got these photos.
I did feel embarrassed for falling while taking photos but I promise not to let me stop improving my photography. I’ll be more careful.
My face looks terrible right now. I’m vain, but I have to go out in the world and do what I do. Not one person asked me today why I had steri strips across the bridge of my nose or why my eye was swollen and black and blue.
Have you ever wanted to give up on something because of an incident similar to this? Did you get back up, wipe off the blood, play through the pain, and keep on going? That’s what I’m going to do.