Have you ever experienced a life altering event that stops you in your tracks and makes you take stock of your current life? I have a few times now, some of them within the last twelve months actually. The thing is, once this happens… you get really focused about changing things and your determination kicks in, until all of a sudden… you feel this immense fear and the thought of failure creeps in. Then the weight or gravity of it all sits on your chest and it feels as if you are holding your breath.
Yeah, I know this feeling all too well. But the good news is, when you face your fears and you stare them in the face... it means you will finally come out on the other side. And on that other side (of fear or failure) is growth.
You see, I had tried to be everything to everyone, and I forgot what I needed the most to succeed. I needed to be happy. Every day I felt like I was going through the motions. Sleep, wake, eat, kids/taxi, work, kids/taxi, eat, sleep. There was too much busy in my days and not enough LIFE in them. I wanted to start living again. But even more than that, I needed to find my purpose.
So I decided to take a leap of faith. Screw comfort. Screw familiarity. Screw fear. I was ready for change, and I was ready to be fulfilled again.
Providing beautiful photos was no longer enough. Pushing a button on a camera… it's not enough. I want to use my gifts and talents to do something that speaks to my heart at it's very core. I want to do something that makes me truly happy. I enjoyed photographing weddings and babies and everything in between, but I just felt like something was missing. I recently realized that I didn't have a mission. I didn't have a purpose.
I have re-branded (as you can see here) and changed my business model, and I'd like to shout from the rooftops -- that I finally know my purpose! Clarity feels so good again!!!
Moving forward, I will be devoting my time and creativity to celebrating the accomplished woman, her family legacy, and her spirited adventures. Can you hear my exhale? I'm sure it will develop more with my own personal growth, but the truth is... I haven't felt this excited about anything in a very long time!
Why the accomplished woman you ask? Well, that will be another blog post and you'll just have to check back often or catch my Facebook posts to find out! So take a peek and look around, and get ready… as I take you along on my new and exciting adventures!
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” ― Albert Schweitzer