Scaring The Shit Out of Myself in Sweden

anything worth doing is always scary

There are certain things that come up in my line of work that I think “You know what, I really should do this, but I’m terrified.” It happened when I quit my full time job, when I first travelled across the world on my own and when we decided to start our own publishing company… And it happened again when I was invited to speak at Way Up North, Europe’s first wedding photography summit being held in Stockholm. Although I was scared, I found myself saying yes. I mean being asked to be in a line-up with some of the most amazing wedding photographers on the planet is kind of a big deal. I would have been a fool to turn it down.

I’ve been in a prolonged state of panic ever since I signed up (am I REALLY going to do this!?) and next week it’s finally here. It’s happening. I’m flying to Sweden next Monday to speak in front of 500 wedding photographers about why they should be blogging. AND I AM TERRIFIED.

However I am a firm believer that anything worth doing is always scary. Pretty much every huge career stride I’ve made has come from doing something that’s scared the shit out of me. So here’s hoping this one does the same.


  1. YES! I’m about to embark on a life changing adventure myself, and I’m scared, but I won’t let myself back out this time 🙂

  2. So much luck and have an awesome time Kat – you will ace it as always!
    I love saying yes to things that terrify me, it’s got me through some tough times, creating new adventures and meeting new & amazing people – I love pushing myself!

  3. Can’t wait to see you there Kat!

    Just so ya know, I’m terrified of even being there and watching all you amazing speakers, I certainly couldn’t imagine getting up in front of 500 people and speaking! But I’m sure you’ll rock it 🙂


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