December 5, 2018
Reflections on my First Week Being a Full-Time Photographer | Let’s Be Real…
It’s officially been one full week that I have been my own boss! A full 168 hours of being a full-time entrepreneur. So, what has it really been like?
I’m not going to lie, the first two days after quitting my day job kind of felt like I just took a few vacation days. It felt weird because my last day was a Wednesday, so Thursday and Friday kind of felt like an extended weekend! It didn’t feel “real” and I’m not going to lie: it was kind of frightening! I thought it would feel real right away and that I would find my groove immediately. You could say I’m not the best at change. I can totally put up a “front” that makes me seem calm and collected but internally I can be in despair haha! Not saying I was in despair, but this transition hasn’t been as easy as I thought!
Thankfully, part of the reason I was a little anxious was the fact that I happened to get Invisalign on the same day I was officially full-time. (Why was that a good idea?!). Let me tell you.. Invisalign HURTS! Ha! I totally underestimated how much that would impact how I was feeling. Those of you who have had braces or Invisalign totally relate, I’m sure!
But, it’s Wednesday as I type this and I can happily say this week has been SO much better. It is starting to feel more real! I am beginning to get into a groove + routine of how I like to work. I know that the next weeks and months will still be transition as I continue to get used to being my own boss, but I am so excited for the journey!
Here are a few goals I have for the next few months before weddings begin again (in no particular order!):
I have more on the list, but these are the few that are at the top of the list! I am so excited for the “slow” season so that I can work on the back-end of my business!
I also hope to blog at least 1-2x per week to regularly update you all on what I’m up to, etc! Stay tuned for those!