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.
I’M GOING FULL TIME!!!!
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!