Okay so maybe I’m not turning 2, but my business is!
Two years ago, I took my photography biz full time. A lot of discussion with Chris and a baby later, I decided that my time in a traditional office had come to a close. Like being a mother, it’s been more rewarding than challenging, but challenging nonetheless.
I was fighting all the feels last year after officially launching and hearing crickets for months. It might come as a surprise (insert sarcasm), but not many people were jumping to get their photos taken during the start of a pandemic. While I know I wasn’t the only photographer, or business owner for that matter, facing this problem it was still disheartening. I truly questioned whether or not I had made a mistake and if I really was cut out for this.
It was an everyday decision to place my business in the Lord’s hands and trust where He was leading me. It took a lot of encouragement and mental reminders to remember that yes, I was cut out for this. I ended 2020 on a great note and kicked 2021 with a bang. Now here I am, two years in, celebrating another successful round of mini sessions and prepping for a relaxing month off. I am so thankful.
In a previous post, I told y’all I was intentional about what I wanted to focus on this year. Not only did I choose personal and business goals to work towards, but I also chose a word to keep me grounded throughout the year – That word was “hope”.
I started this year hopeful for what was to come. Every time I felt crippled with comparison or so far behind in my industry that I would never catch up, I remembered to have hope.
Of course I’m celebrating all that this year has been and absolutely excited for 2022, but more than anything I feel a sense of peaceful conclusion. A few years ago, I dreamed of being where I am today.
I made it.