They say that something will come along that makes you understand why nothing else ever worked out.
I found this to be true with my son. My life took a completely different turn for the better after I had my ray of sunshine.
I found this true again when my husband found me in the least likely of circumstances. He’s my soulmate.
I’ve been at a crossroads with a career. While I’ve tried dozens of jobs, photography just seems like the most important part of my career path.
I LOVE showing others their timeless beauty and documenting their life through portraiture.
I’ve been trying to break into the administrative career path to no avail. No results.
I’ve been stuck in a dead end janitor night job for 3 years. While it does offer some perks, it’s not where I want to be.
I tried going back to school for computer technology programs. And I couldn’t keep my mind off photography.
Recently there was a for rent sign at a local shop. It seemed so tempting that I couldn’t help but to call. I met the owner of said shop and was blown away. It is absolutely perfect for a photography studio. My studio. Where I want to be. Doing what I love to do. For the right price.
No other job has worked out. My efforts to break into a different career have not been successful.
What is stopping me?
Me. My lack of faith in myself to make this work. I crunched the numbers and if I had more faith… I could make this work. I would have to do it full time. And that scares me. Having to rely on my own abilities scares me. The thought of losing that much money and failure…is scary.
My current marketing efforts haven’t been very successful either and that is very important since I need to have established clients to make it work and I currently do not. I have honestly put photography on the back burner while trying to pursue alternative careers.
I believe this is my calling.
What would you do?
Would you take the leap of faith and go for it? Or would you stay on the straight and narrow safe path until a more secure possibility comes along?
Let me know in the comments!