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In November of 2018, I left my full time job to pursue photography full time. I wrote monthly for the first 2 years what I had learned from the previous month. Now I write yearly on this “going full time” thread. This is year 3.  It seemed a little like a novelty at first. Spring […]

Going Full Time: Year 3

In November of 2018, I left my full time job to pursue photography full time. Every month since then I’ve blogged what I learned from the previous month. This is the last one! This morning I Googled how to prevent the shell from sticking to a hard boiled egg. I searched for this a couple of years […]

Going Full Time: Wrapping Up

Week 1, November 11th 2018 It’s a bit like getting off a treadmill. Your feet become accustomed to the floor moving beneath them and when you step back onto unmoving ground, you feel disoriented. Like your body and your brain aren’t quite in-sync with one another. This is like stepping off a treadmill that I’ve […]

Going Full Time 2 Years!

In November of 2018, I left my full time job to pursue photography full time. Every month since then I’ve blogged what I learned from the previous month. This is month 23. For as long as I can remember, one of my favorite things has always been to watch someone I know sparkle and shine in whatever […]

Going Full Time Month 23

Full Time Photography Journal by Denise Karis

In November of 2018, I left my full time job to pursue photography full time. Every month since then I’ve blogged what I learned from the previous month. This is month 22. Maybe I got spoiled. We hopped on the mask bandwagon in early April and rode that wave all through quarantine. Etsy had listed Click Bloom […]

Going Full Time Month 22

In November of 2018, I left my full time job to pursue photography full time. Every month since then I’ve blogged what I learned from the previous month. This is month 21. You get to define success. This is something I’ve heard over the last several years at various conferences and webinars, seminars and virtual meet ups. […]

Going Full Time Month 21

In November of 2018, I left my full time job to pursue photography full time. Every month since then I’ve blogged what I learned from the previous month. This is month 20. “I don’t wanna work.” It was one of those days. I pulled the covers up over my head, only interested in drowning out the daylight […]

Going Full Time Month 20

In November of 2018, I left my full time job to pursue photography full time. Every month since then I’ve blogged what I learned from the previous month. This is month 19. I sat in my blue office chair, Leo happily dancing around my keyboard, his feet hitting the delete and esc keys at the most […]

Going Full Time Month 19

In November of 2018, I left my full time job to pursue photography full time. Every month since then, I’ve blogged what I learned from the previous month. This is month 18. I asked my mom how old I was and while she didn’t remember, she did say, “Little enough that your feet didn’t reach the […]

Going Full Time Month 18

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