Pursuit of a Dream: Happy 1-year Anniversary to Me!


“If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived? Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen FOR you, TO you and BECAUSE of you.”

– T. Alan Armstrong,

It’s so hard for me to believe that a year has past since I got the courage to quit my day job in fitness…where I have worked comfortably for the last 11 years…and pursue something that I had great passion for…my photography.  I remember the fear with the idea at first. The practical me  said, “I have a degree in exercise physiology.  How can make a living off the art of photography?” Though after a decade of doing a job where I felt minimal personal growth, leaving it to pursue something where I had immutable prosperity over just the last few years seemed like a “given”.  But how can I chase a career where there is not a consistent paycheck? Where my workload would be variable? In which I wasn’t guaranteed important life staples such as exceptional insurance benefits? It was definitely scary at first.  I believe though that without passion, you can have no wealth. And photography was something that I was greatly passionate about…so I was ready to jump in feet first and not look back.

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I definitely didn’t want to regret not giving it a shot.  So here I am…a year later…and you know what? I’m happier than I’ve ever been. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had my ups and downs over the last year. There’s been a lot of trial and error.  But getting to do something that I love, being able to give clients a gift they will cherish a lifetime…is a greater wealth than I could have even imagined a year ago. I’m sure there will be road blocks ahead of me, but I’m ready to attack them head on.  My wonderful clients (now friends) have given me the confidence to do just that.  I’m profoundly grateful for all you that have helped me find my purpose and my passion.


And now what fun is a post without an actual photo? Haha. Happy 1-year anniversary to me!! 🙂

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