Today’s Fresh Brewed Friday is a little different and as I’m sure you guessed from the title, I have some HUGE news to share with you all. I cannot believe this day is here. It’s a day I’ve been dreaming about for years. Today is the day that I officially announce I’m running my photography business full-time!! Ahhhh!!
That’s right. 2015 will be my first year strictly working for myself. Seriously, I had to pinch myself to make sure this was real and not a dream. I’ll be honest, I feel incredibly excited/nervous/anxious/liberated all at once. It’s a crazy feeling to know that my life and livelihood is based solely on my own business. As crazy as it is, I’m not that worried. I have some AMAZING couples for 2015 and 2016 that I know will keep my year busy and full of love. My clients are seriously incredible and I could not have done this without all their love and support.
Honestly, there were days that I thought this would never happen; I would doubt myself and put so much pressure on myself to make it happen as fast as possible. But I never gave up. I put all my energy, heart and soul, into this to get to where I am today. After long 13 hour work days, I still found time to edit. Giving up my free time to work on shoots instead has paid off. Exhausted and tired from “regular” jobs, I still found the time and energy to give to my true passion, photography.
I know I might fail. I know this might not work out. But that’s OK! I’m not scared, I have faith that everything will work out as it should. There is no right or wrong decision. Right now, this is my path; this is what I’m suppose to do. I have to continue what I was put on this Earth to do; to tell the beautiful stories of mankind. Knowing that I will be taken care of no matter what happens helps me breathe a little easier.
As I was debating this whole process, should I or should I not pursue photography full time, the answer presented itself so clearly. LIFE IS SHORT! I know it sounds cliché, but it could not be more true. This is the only life we have, let’s make it worth while! Let’s chase our dreams, take risks, and pursue our passions! Let’s follow the little voice inside our head that says, “Go for it!” Let’s stop listening to the people that say we can’t do it and instead listen to our hearts. This is YOUR life; it’s time to start taking responsibility for making ourselves happy. Do not be afraid to chase your dreams. Because if you let fear determine your decisions, you’ll never be truly happy.
I am so excited for this new journey and I cannot wait to see what 2015 brings. Join me on this adventure and let’s say YES to following our hearts in the New Year!
All my love,