My big news

Business, Personal

May 23, 2012

For the past week or so, I’ve been somewhat annoyingly hinting all over Twitter and Facebook about some really REALLY big news I couldn’t wait to share.


Yup, as of June 22nd, I will be solely employed by Katie Nesbitt Photography. ALSO KNOWN AS ME.

When I first started doing photography and my business started growing, I knew in my heart that I wanted more. Once I started my business and realized how much I loved it, I was no longer satisfied by working full time at my corporate job and being a photographer on the side.  I wanted to be able to support myself by waking up every day and doing something I loved. To live my dream.  I am incredibly excited and EXTREMELY fortunate that I am able to venture out and jump into this next stage of my life.  How many 24 year olds can say that not only have they found the thing in life that they love, but they get to do it every day and make a living at it?

I’m not going to lie…I never thought I would be able to make this leap so soon. Last year at this time I was saying to myself “Maybe in a few years I can go full time”. At that time it was more of a secret goal I had for myself than anything else.  But thanks to the incredible people who I get to call my clients as well as the BEST HUSBAND who believes in me more than I believe in myself, I’m going to be able to chase my dream.

I know it will be hard. I’m scared out of my mind and I almost cried/threw up when I turned in my notice at my corporate job. And we will have to make sacrifices like skipping vacations and not going out to eat. We may have to cut out fun extras and I’ve already cancelled my birchbox subscription because it just seemed frivilous. I might have to get a part time job delivering pizzas to earn extra spending money. Part of me feels guilt for leaving a steady job to work in an industry that can be very up and down. It’s weird to say/write this here, but I think because I genuinely enjoy running my business, I almost felt like I didn’t deserve to get to wake up and do something that made me that happy every day. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. The reality is although I’m quitting my job to pursue my dream, I’m leaving it to WORK HARD to continue to grow and build my business into something awesome. Though it will definitely be tough and there will most likely be tears and freak outs along the way, I know deep in my heart this is what I’m supposed to be doing and if I don’t go for it, I will wake up one day wondering what might have been.

Pssst! Here’s a peek at what’s coming to the blog tomorrow! 

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  2. Kathy says:

    Awesome!!! 🙂 Way to go!! 🙂

  3. Congrats girl! SO excited for you!

  4. katie yuen says:

    YOU. ARE. AWESOME! It might be scary but you’ve come so far already and I’m sure you will be an AMAZING full timer photographer, because you were already an amazing part timer 🙂

  5. You know I give lots of kudos to you girl. You are a very talented lady. You will succeed, I’m sure of it. Best of luck girlie! I’m a huge supporter : ) xo

  6. Ashley Link says:

    yay! that is so exciting! congratulations, girl! i know you will do great things. i love your blog and your pictures. can’t wait to see more from you! God bless in all you do! 🙂

  7. Natalie says:

    So excited for you Katie! This is a huge jump and you’re going to rock it! Congratulations!

  8. Sheaulee Ng says:

    So excited for you! I dont know what a birchwood subscription is but you will get it back in no time.

  9. Emilia Jane says:

    Congratulations!! XXOO

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  11. Carrie Logan says:

    BEYOND excited for you!!!!!!! You go girl!! Follow those dreams! 🙂

  12. holla hollla holla holla!!!! SO EXCITED FOR YOU!

  13. Kat Miller says:

    Hello! I’m Becca’s sister (and upcoming matron of honor)…congrats on the new life decision! That’s awesome, best of luck! I’ve loved looking through your posts and pictures and can’t wait to see Becca’s tomorrow. I do some photography as an assistant and I know its scary to just give it your all-enjoy it!

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