2013 vs. 2019 I was in a "mood" tonight and had to give myself a gentle reminder. I will never be the best, and that is okay. But looking how far I have come since I began my photography journey is a big eye opener. On the left is my BEAUTIFUL mama who loved me enough to let her wedding be the first one I ever shot. But I think this is a good lesson for everyone. Sometimes we may feel like we aren't making any progress. But pause and take a second to reflect on how far you have come. Less than a year ago I was still working as a barista, barely making ends meet. We were living paycheck to paycheck trying to figure out our place in the world. And that was when a little voice in my head said to just go for it. I knew my life had BIG purpose, and I was going to find it. That was when Marc and I made our first big move to Kansas. That didn't work out the way we planned, and that is okay. Why? Because we didn't give up. We quickly learned we weren't meant for the country life. We like Uber Eats and quick access to the airport way too much. BUT, I know without a doubt that we were supposed to be there. We grew both individually and as a team, and I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions we could have ever made for our marriage.
After living on a farm for a year, moving to Arizona was a breeze. We both knew we were finally home. While I can't say what top secret amazing things Marc is working on right now, we both can't wait to be able to share the project he was asked to join. I have found my dream job working at Remi Raine Bridal. Not only do I work with a team that has become my family, I've met incredibly talented designers, wonderful local vendors, and I get to work with so many gorgeous brides every single day. I wasn't planning on making this such a long post, but I wanted to share a piece of my story just in case someone else was in a "mood" tonight. Don't stop chasing your dreams. I promise you, one day, you will be able to look back at when you first began chasing your dreams and thing damn, I never could have imagined I would come this far. #communitynotcompetition