Let go of what doesn’t serve you.
I hear this a lot through yoga class and in many books I read. At the end of 2015, I made a decision to take a leap and let go of something that doesn’t serve me anymore. That something is my photography business.
Just over a year ago, I wrote a personal post, announcing that I was expanding into web design for photographers. Since then my web design and development business has grown. In 2015, one-third of my income still came from photography, so this was a bit scary of a choice. It was also scary because I decided to be a photographer when I was 15 years old. I am 42. I love photography and will always be a photographer, but running a photography business no longer fulfills me.
I’m making choices that get me closer to my goals in life and spending my time inline with my priorities. I absolutely love what I do now. I have amazing clients. I get to work with (almost exclusively) female entrepreneurs who are growing their businesses, just as I did mine. I get to learn new industries. I get to partner side by side consulting with these amazing women who are taking one step closer to living on their own terms.
For almost eight years, I ran my photography business. I met many incredible people from clients to other photographers. I was able to pursue my dream of being a professional photographer. Most importantly, I was able to stay home with my daughter as a baby and toddler, while bringing in an income and exploring my passion. I have no regrets, but it is no longer serving me, so I am setting it free.
If you are here to inquire about photography, I am officially no longer accepting new clients. I have many friends who are wonderful photographers, and am happy to get you in touch.
I will be keeping this website live and eventually merging my photography and web design blogs over to here. Please check out my web design business at Jessie Mary & Co.