So in reference to the blog post earlier this week, {Inspiration} for this week|Courage, I want to share with you a little part of my story.

In 2011 I graduated from the University of Central Missouri, where I studies Photography and graphics, receiving my degree of Science and Technology in Photography. I was, as most graduates, excited to go out into the world and get a job. I started that summer, as the last, working at World of Fun here in Kansas City, my work home of 8 years. I knew that it would be the best opportunity for me while I applied for a “Big kid” job.

I applied to countless jobs, and when I say countless, I mean at least 10 a day probably 40 or so a week, with little to no reply from the jobs I really wanted and a few interviews from sales job wanting me to work for commission only, and sale something that I didn’t believe in. I knew that if I was going to get a job it needed to be something I believed in, cause I’m not good at convincing people of things that I don’t even believe.  I was starting to feel discouraged, after several months of dead ends. Then I received a call back from H&H Color Lab in Raytown, as well as, I got interviews at both and they went very good. In the end I chose to work at H&H Color Lab, because it was in my field, and the timing of everything was perfect. The week they wanted me to start was the first week that Worlds of fun would only be open on weekends, so I felt peace about my decision and pushed forward with a can do spirit. I worked at H&H for two years and felt that it was time to start my personal photography business.

In August 2013, I quit my job at H&H and started pursing my dream of being a professional Photographer as a full-time job! I have to say it took a lot of courage, and I am so glad I did it.  I have had the privilege to work with so many great clients already, and I know that 2014 hold great things for aPear Photography|Lifestyle Family Photography.

So my encouraging words to you, as we start to end the week and look forward to the weekend, are do what you are passionate about, take time out of your busy life and do something that takes Courage.

Sure it was scary to think that I could fail, but I have made it so far with hard work, passion, and supportive family and friends. One thing I remind myself comes from one of my favorite bands from high school, Superchick: Get up

“to fall is not to fail
you fail when you don’t try”


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