I'd rather live it...

I woke up today, as one does everyday, and started out with my usual routine.  Cuddled Shitbird and told him how adorable he is, drank some coffee, and started checking all my usual websites before hunkering down to work for the day.  In the midst of it, I suddenly had the realization of how far I have come in a year.  {This is where I warn you this might get a bit sappy so stop reading if you aren't ready for it.}

This time last year, I was finishing up college.  Stressing out about finishing my thesis and defending it.  Wondering how I was going to push myself towards my goals of being a photographer full time.  I had been talking about it for years, and I was doing freelance work the entire time I was in school but I was also working a full time job.  To say the least, I was busy and kept telling myself I would focus on my business more once school was finished.

My favorite assistant and me hanging in the studio over the summer.  We are both too fast for cameras.

My favorite assistant and me hanging in the studio over the summer.  We are both too fast for cameras.

Well, here I am, out of school just one year and living the dream sooner than I had expected.  It took some strange turning of events and some serious kicks in the ass from life to push me to this point but for the first time in my life I am working for myself.  I am not waking up to a day job that I hate with a boss who doesn't appreciate me.  Don't get me wrong, it is still hard work and the fear of failure is present everyday.  I still have a long way to go but as the Aesop Rock song goes...dream a little dream or you could live a little dream.  I'd rather live it cus dreamers always chase but never get it.  

So thank you to all of the clients, fans, followers, family, and friends out there who have supported me, because without you I don't know where I would be.   And, here is to living YOUR dreams and fighting for them each and everyday, especially when you feel like you are going to fail!