It has been a little over two years since my coworker and friend, Jayme, passed away at age 24. The picture of health and all of a sudden she had a massive heart attack that she never recovered from. That was the moment in my life when I decided things were going to be different. I wasn’t going to spend my life living to work. I wasn’t going to be at a job I wasn’t madly passionate about just because it paid the bills. I was going to live without regret and more importantly really follow my dreams. That was two years ago and I still hadn’t changed a thing about my life. I thought about it a lot. Even dreamed of it but never did anything until four days ago when I put in my two weeks at work to pursue photography full time!!!
I honestly thought this moment was at least two years down the road but I reached that point where I just knew I had to jump and find my wings. I know it’s not going to be easy, infact, I suspect it’s going to be really hard for at least a year or so. I know I am going to have to work harder for myself than I did for anyone else. And I know there are going to be months where just paying the bills is going to be a struggle. But I also know I won’t fail. I know I am going to be ok and I hope that I am even going to be happy. I don’t want to look back on my life years from now and regret all the chances I never took.
I am really looking forward to being able to focus on the things I am passionate about which are photography, family and friends. I want to be someone I am proud of. Making good money doing something I am not passionate about doesn’t make me proud. Following my dreams and taking chances….well, it’s a good start. For the first time in a very long time, I am really excited about my future!
Stacy LieserIt is about time!! So proud of you Missy. You will do great!!!
MarisYay, Missy! You’ll love it and you’ll do great!!!
heatherSO SO SO VERY EXCITED FOR YOU! I look up to you as a photographer and a designer. I know this is going to be a great ride. Congrats my dear friend way to start living life!
MegYou will have the life you dreamed of Missy. Dream Big and take action. You won’t struggle with anything. You have talent and passion and will make your business everything you want it to be 🙂