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I sat in my little cube the last day of my full time job talking to a co-worker via chat. She said, “My friend went full time in photography a year ago and now he’s absolutely killing it! You’ll be fine!” She went on to say her other friend also did the same thing and […]

Going Full Time Month 13

I’ve been to many a seminar in my time as a photographer. Networking events with a speaker, conferences, meet ups, conventions, you name it. One of the things I hear often the one about the butterfly. Have you heard this one? That a hurricane in China can be traced back to a butterfly flapping it’s […]

You Have More Influence Than You Think

“Study Confirms Most People Share Articles Based Only On Headlines.” I clicked on this article at Patheos.Com after searching for “Do people only read headlines?” on Google. The article confirmed that 59% of all links shared on social media aren’t clicked on. So we’re just basically reading headlines. I get it, I mean, we are […]

Writing Headlines and Believing the Best in People

Truth time: Have you ever read one of my posts and thought, “She’s absolutely crazy.”? Because if that has not happened, it might happen right now. I was sitting across from a friend and makeup artist a couple weeks ago and she was saying she wanted to get a blog up but she didn’t know […]

Finding Different Versions of Yourself

Happy November 1st! On the 4th, it will officially be a full year since I left my full time job to pursue photography full time. I can’t believe it’s been a year. If I’m being honest, I have been avoiding writing this post. Maybe I’m putting too much pressure on myself to write some epic, […]

Going Full Time Month 12

I believe that believing in things that aren’t real makes them real. You can read that again if you need to. I needed to and I wrote it. You might be vigorously shaking your head right now but let me give you an example taken from my month 11 post of going full time. There […]

Why I Put Doctor Who Quotes on Everything

I had always hated this saying. I would imagine standing on the top of a tall building, looking down at certain death and someone behind me would say, “Go ahead. If you jump, a net will suddenly appear out of nowhere and catch you.” Would you believe them? I wouldn’t. I mean, how does that […]

Jump and the Net Will Appear

HEY UNITED! United 2019 is right around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited! This will be my 5th year attending and I noticed a lot of people in the FB Group are asking, “What can I expect?” And I know the feeling… all those tiny little questions like, “How will I get to […]

Showit United: What to Expect

Here it is. Month eleven. ELEVEN. How did that happen? I’m sure I did a million things wrong in the last eleven months, but each month, I feel like I’m really excited to see what comes next. So I must be doing at least one thing right. Right? Month eleven was a good month. It […]

Month Eleven: Heart in the Clouds

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