One year ago….

One year ago I made the very scary decision to quit my full time job as an Art Director to pursue photography full time… more paid insurance, regular paychecks, paid vacation. I wasn’t sure I was going to last long. I hadn’t really prepared myself financially to go out on my own. I just got to the point where it was too much. Being an Art Director required 60+ hours of my time each week and my photography business was getting busier and busier. Something had to give. For a month or so I seriously weighed my options…..I finally decided that I just HAD to go where my heart was and that was with my photography. That was one year ago.

This last year has been the scariest, happiest, rewarding and most exhilarating year of my entire life. One week after quitting my full time job, I booked 4 weddings! I felt like that was my first sign that I made the right decision. Since then I have been absolutely blessed with how busy I am staying and how amazingly well my photography business is taking off!

Two months after going full time I met the love of my life, Jesse. Second sign. I felt like God truly was waiting for me to get to the place in my life where I could say I was blissfully happy before he introduced me to the right man.  Jesse came along and was everything I thought I wanted in a man and a million things I never knew I could have. He took my happy life and multiplied it times a hundred. It’s safe to say, he’s my forever.

It is amazing to me what a person can do if they just believe in themselves. Because I refused to settle for an “ok” life, I worked for the life of my dreams and I couldn’t be happier.

I have a feeling year #2 is going to be even better…..

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  • MarisYay, Missy! Good for you for following your dreams… it was the right one!


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