Well (drum roll please)... I'm leaving grad school.
I earned my Masters degree at the end of last school year and I've given it a go but I really haven't felt fulfilled for a long time.
I have been quiet about it on the blog because...
a) Some of my fellow students at one point found out about my blog and I didn't want to say anything that would compromise my position before I was decided and ready to say something
b) I'd rather be someone who doesn't complain unless I can do something about it.
The support of many helped me make this decision, not least of which was Boyfriend-Fellow. He's been absolutely amazing throughout this whole process, listening for countless hours and giving me loads of confidence. I also was inspired by Molly beginning to live out her dream (post here). And I received a ton of useful (and free!) information from Chic-CEO, a company by woman entrepreneurs, full of free advice for women who want to start their own business.
So what am I going to do?
I'm going to pour my heart into becoming a full-time photographer.
I know it's a tough business to break into.
And I know it's self-employment is hard.
But I'm dedicated.
I've worked for 8 years for my dad's wedding videography business and gained lots of experience in that field. I've been doing impromptu, mostly unpaid photography for my friends and friends of friends for over 10 years. My goal is to do lifestyle photography, spanning engagements, weddings, maternity, baby and family portraiture.
And... it'd be fun to do some band or fashion shoots too.
So yeah, that's what's up with me.
I could really use help at this start-up phase of my career so if you know of anyone getting married, I'm willing to travel!