April 27, 2012

A Blessing in Disguise

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A couple weeks ago I announced that I would be pursuing my dream of becoming a full time photographer. It’s definitely something that I’ve been thinking about for quite some time. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love being a graphic designer, and I still am for the most part, but it doesn’t give me the love I have when I’m taking photos. Meeting brides/grooms, seniors, families and children is the best part of photography, for me anyways. I’m a people person. Interacting with others is something that I’ve always enjoyed. My mother always says that I have never met a stranger. It’s just the personality I was born with and what I most love about myself.

I didn’t expect to take my photography full time this soon. I wasn’t planning on doing so for quite some time. But life took an unexpected turn and I lost my job. At first I was completely scared to death. But the more I sat and thought about things, the more I thought how perfect the timing was. I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and I guess this was God’s way of telling me that this is the time for me to pursue my dream. Sometimes we don’t know why these things happen to us and some would just shut down and close themselves off to the world. I have been taking this time to really stop and think about life and what makes me happy. For the first time in my life I’m putting myself first. That may sound selfish to some of you but I think we all have to stop and think about ourselves sometimes. We have to take care of ourselves first. Once we’re happy, those around us will be happy too and life will become more enjoyable.

So here’s to change. If I had a glass of something I would raise it right about now, but I don’t. So let’s just pretend we’re all excited for change and toasting to our future.

Stay happy and healthy everyone. Happy Friday.

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