My Dream Job | April 28, 2017
I have been patiently waiting to make this announcement...
I AM NOW A FULL TIME PHOTOGRAPHER!
What is better than having a job where you can use your creativity 100% of the time, every single day?! It's a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together. I have landed my dream job!
I've been struggling with this decision for awhile and went through some stressful times and plenty of late night conversations with God. I kept second-guessing myself and saying "You won't be able to do this! Are you crazy? You're not good enough at this yet and you're never going to make it". Those voices in my head were driving me crazy! Eventually, a different voice started to speak to me and it said "You ARE good enough, you can do this and you will NOT fail." I kept receiving signs left and right that were telling me to LEAP! Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." ran through my head constantly for weeks! My husband and I finally I decided this was the right thing to do - it's what I was meant to do. I feel as if God is calling on me, as if He is leading me in this direction and letting me know that this is my purpose.
This is something I have worked so incredibly hard to pursue. When I wasn't working my full time job, I was editing photos, participating in a photography class, going to a session or meeting with a client. When someone would ask me if I saw last week's episode of The Bachelor I would laugh and respond with "what's TV?" Haha! I would sometimes stay up editing until 3 am when I knew I had an early day the next day. I never stopped working. Not that I didn't enjoy doing sessions or meeting with clients, but while working full time, this all became overwhelming. But I did what I had to do to make this business successful because this is what I want more than anything. The stress of trying to do both started taking a toll. I never slept, I broke out in hives, I never saw my husband. I was SO close to my dream, but so far away at the same time. All I could think about was my business and how I felt like I was abandoning it and how I felt like it was going to fail because I didn't have time to pursue it. I felt as if my talent was just being wasted every single day that passed. This is when I came to the realization that I couldn't do both anymore. I HAD to make a choice. This was my fork in the road and I chose my dream and I chose happiness. My husband and I both agreed that this was the best thing for me and that I needed to take this leap of faith. I couldn't ask for a better or more supportive husband. He believes in me and my business and is my biggest fan.
What does this mean for my clients? I have more time to connect with you. It means I have more session availability. I will have more session times to offer during these extremely busy times. You can expect to have your images back super fast! Not only a faster editing time, but also more detailed editing. I have more time to focus on improving my business and learning new techniques, ideas and skills to improve my images and editing. This means better images for YOU!
Photography makes my heart SO happy. I love expressing my creativity through capturing the stories of others and being a part of special times in their lives. I could have never imagined such an amazing thing to happen in my life and it's still so surreal. This is super scary for me but at the same time it's so thrilling! It's going to be hard at first and I'll definitely go through some challenges but I'll get through them. God has led me to this point and I know he will lead me the rest of the way.
Here's to new adventures!