Back in November the pharmaceutical company I was working for decided to eliminate the entire sales force. Any normal person would fear unemployment, but not me. For months I had been wishing for something like this to happen because then I could pursue my dream of making photography my full time career. Hanging up the phone with my manager marked the start of my journey to the greener pastures on the other side.
It has been almost 5 months now and I want to say things are moving forward. The green fields seem much further now than they did when I viewed them from the comfort and security of a full time job with a salary and the oh so important medical benefits. I am fortunate that I have been able to book a few jobs here and there, but nothing comparable to the income I was used to know.
Despite the now obvious learning curve I face, I'm not ready to throw in the towel by any means just yet. If there's one person out there who is willing to work tirelessly for something they are passionate about it is me.
On the positive side, this has been a great learning lesson. Personally, I am working on being more patience. Patience with myself and with my business. These last few months have also helped me realize that my organization and business skills need drastic improvement. Hopefully with the help of a little site called Pinterest I can pin my way to my perfect business and life, or at least look organized from a pin board perspective.
Someday I will look back and realize that if I didn't have the struggle and have to learn to over come a little self doubt, I wouldn't appreciate how far I have come. I just wish someday was today.