Baby Steps

It has finally hit me how much has changed.  For the past two weeks we’ve been happily basking in the glow of the holiday break, visiting family and friends, being lazy, eating way too much, and just enjoying each other.  Until I woke up this Monday morning, probably the worst Monday of the year as most people are coming off of their holiday vacations, and it occurred to me that I have nowhere to be.

You see, three weeks ago, before the holiday break, was my last week at my office job.  I took a big, scary step.  One that I have been wanting to take for so long but never had the guts to do it.  Life has led us down a path we weren’t expecting and the result was me needing to be home with my son.  Which also means me not being able to work full-time anymore.  I took this as a big giant sign telling me, “Now’s the time! This is your chance to pursue your dreams!”.

I’m listening to fate.  Following my dreams.  The first giant step is over and done with, and now I’m here at the start of 2015 ready to work long and hard to get to where I want to be.  I won’t lie to you, I’m terrified.  When I woke up this morning and realized I was my own boss, my “to-do” list was miles long and my calendar was getting full, I had a tiny panic attack.  But then I remembered some words of encouragement I had read the night before from my wonderful mentor, Ashley Poisella of Ashley Therese Photography.  “Don’t let the feeling of having a lot to do cause inaction, but take baby steps each day and know that you can do this!”  This one simple thought is going to be my mantra for every time I feel overwhelmed.  Baby steps.  Lots and lots of baby steps that will mark my path to success.  In 2015 I’m ready to take all the baby steps necessary to get me to where I want to be, the owner of a successful and thriving wedding photography business.

Here’s to a wonderful, happy, healthy, successful and most importantly, FUN 2015!

What if I fall? What if you fly?


8 thoughts on “Baby Steps

  1. Nicole

    It I frightening to take that step to leave your office job to become a full time entrepreneuer, but is SO rewarding! Its a lot of work, but definitely worth it! Congratulations! Best of luck to you, though I am sure you dont need it! 🙂

  2. Ashley Therese

    Lauryn! I am so incredibly proud of you and know that this is just the beginning of seriously incredible things for you and your business. You have such heart for what you do and your determination is so inspiring! Celebrate those baby steps because they are movement! You got this girl! We believe in you!


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