I almost didn’t even write any of this because most of my brain is like “whaaaaaaaaaat is happening,” but…
April 7, 2016, will be my last day as a paralegal.
Maybe you didn’t even know that I was a paralegal, but the important thing is that in one week, I will officially be a full-time wedding photographer. KIND OF CRAZY. I’ll probably be sharing more thoughts on this transition in the future, but for now, I am super excited and also kind of terrified. Here’s a quick sampling of questions that Cameron has repeatedly heard from me: What if I fail? Will people recognize this as a “real” job? What if I’m not being financially smart? Am I talented enough? What if I’m too introverted? He will usually remind me that I have already exceeded my booking goals for this year and that he wouldn’t encourage me to quit my job if it were going to destroy our finances. (Men are so rational.) But it’s hard not to let that pattern of doubt and anxiety take over! And because of that, I am so thankful and so overwhelmed by all of the encouragement I’ve received, by all of the incredibly talented people in this industry who have been so kind to me, and by all of my sincerely wonderful and beautiful clients. I am working with the best people. Seriously. This transition has affected some of my goals below, so I just thought I would get you all in the loop. 🙂
1. Create an effective daily work schedule.
2. Kick off my wedding season with a beautiful Chapel Hill wedding, and also second shoot weddings for Emily March Photography and Live View Studios. I have so much respect for these talented photographers and cannot wait to work with them.
3. Pack for Italy! So. Dang. Excited.
4. Figure out a better way to limit social media usage. I deleted Snapchat and then brought it back because apparently it’s important for me to keep up with the technological times…
5. Work out 4 times per week.
6. Read Every Good Endeavor by Tim Keller.
7. Implement “monthly duty days.” I am detail-oriented and enjoy the business side of photography to some extent, but there are definitely things that I tend to put off for way too long. Even if you’re not a small business owner, I recommend checking out this post. If you are a small business owner, I recommend stalking Katelyn James.
Bring it on, wedding season. Bring. It. On.