I did. All of it. In 2 days.
It was so addicting and gratifying I almost felt like I was going to blow through the roof of my loft. Isn’t it funny when something shows up just at the right time? Work has been going amazing – my clients are wonderful and I couldn’t be more grateful, but I’ve been on the cusp of something more – something in addition to what I’m doing as a photographer. A few side passion projects that I keep giving the middle finger to, or putting on the back burner.. but that keep lingering on in my thoughts day in, and day out – just trying to find a place to land.
After watching this series, I’m more eager than ever to bring forth the passion projects and breathe actual life into them. Whenever we hear about someone who came from not much, and then proceeded to turn that “not much” into A LOT, we come back to ourselves. We say things like, “if they can do it, then why can’t I?” But no one is saying that you can’t. Only YOU are saying that you can’t.
We’ve got to stop that cycle.
I do it to myself all the time. That, or the famous one liner of “I’ll get to it.” But women like Sophia and her dedication to what she loves, her refusing to settle for less than her best or to fall back into the life of corporate (same same, sister), they motivate us to stay with it, to keep it at, and to be brave and take it one step further.
Having your own business and creating your own life and schedule is something you can’t really articulate into words unless you’re living it. It’s overwhelmingly special – I cherish it every single day, and it’s something I would never want to have to give up. So I’m incredibly thankful for this hilarious and in-your-face reminder that excuses don’t get you where you want to go. They keep you from where you want to go.
So here’s to pursuing those passion projects and turning them into gold. No matter what it takes.