I never wake up and feel like I "have" to go to work today. I once felt that way, but not since choosing the camera as my lifestyle. It has become my passion and dream job I had never once considered. However, it takes a lot of this so-called "work" and it can be financially frustrating. I have always struggled with the business side of things, which is how one actually makes a living out of a dream. What motivates me to keep pushing in my business even when I'm struggling to make ends meet?
See, I am always taking classes or watching tutorials or doing anything I can to learn more about photography and the editing process. When I see the outcome of a beautiful photo, it's the validation I lust.
Some people are born with the analytical gene and some are born with the creative gene. I have always thrived in situations where I was allowed to be creative. Oh how my world has come alive since pursuing photography full-time. My stress levels have decreased significantly and my health is improving. I have had people tell me that I actually look younger since leaving my former life and committing to this life of creativity. Photography feeds my creative hunger pangs in more ways than you can imagine: the costuming, the setting, the staging, the props, the camera settings, editing styles, photography genres, the whole editing process...honestly, I could go on.