I am 56 years old as I write this. And I’m starting a new career. That is, I’ve had a photography business as a side gig for 9 years. Throughout the years, many people said, “Why don’t you do this full time? You can make more money”, etc. In short, I just felt it was too risky. Too risky with two kids in college, what about health insurance, photography is seasonal, I don’t have a studio, and so on.
But then, life happened. If you read my email you know about the events that transpired that changed the way I thought about the rest of my life. (In short, close friend betrayal, dad died, divorced after 25 years). Life is precious, and we are here for a very limited time.
One of my favorite books is Becoming by Michelle Obama. In it, she writes: “For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.”
So, in essence, I decided to pivot. I decided to take a risk. While I loved teaching, and it was a rewarding career for a long time, my heart just wasn’t in it anymore. I wanted to be my own boss, I want to uplift and encourage women to see their worth and beauty.
I write this to say, do the thing. Follow your dreams and your intuition. If you need to keep your day job as a means to support you while you are building, do it. Don’t let fear or what others think stop you. YOU ARE UNSTOPPABLE.
I would love to help you tell your story through photographs. As women, we put ourselves on the backburner. You deserve more. Now is the time to become the star of your own show with photography that captures the essence of you and your brand. Instead of hiding behind endless selfies or soulless stock photos, professional brand photos allow you to portray yourself as the badass business owner you really are! Contact me here to get the details. Let’s have a consultation to figure out just what you need to elevate your business! https://kimstifflerphotography.com/personal-branding-and-headshots
See you soon!