You're Chasing the Wrong Dreams...and That's Okay

If someone had told me when I graduated college or heck even just this time last year that I would be transitioning into coaching creatives, creating e-books and starting my first workshop with a mentor I love dearly - I would have absolutely not believed you. Because when I graduate college I had no clue what I was going to do. Because this time last year I was working (so hard) on building up a traditional portraiture business (families, babies, couples).

My photography business header (willowandgreyphoto.com). 

My photography business header (willowandgreyphoto.com). 

During that time I also had a (tiny) Etsy shop for some digital prints that I had created. A local creative, Thuy of My Paper Pinwheel, put out on Instagram that she was in need of some swag for a recent event she was hosting. I contacted her immediately and offered up some prints from the shop. We ended up meeting in person a day before she was set out to leave for the event. I remember this day so clearly....we stood talking in the entryway of an American Eagle (it's not even there anymore!) and hit.it.off. A couple of days after her event she emailed me asking if I was interested in working with her. I jumped. And the rest, they say, is history.

The print that started it all. 

The print that started it all. 

All that was just to tell you that the dream you're hustling on now....you don't even know how big that dream is going to turn into. If you pay attention to the little signs of the universe that pop up and distract your attention for two seconds your life will change. If I had graduated college and started chasing the dream of coaching creatives and creating workshops I would have s.t.r.u.g.g.l.e.d. I'm not saying it couldn't have happened, but I had no connections, I had no experience, I had no mentor. I hustled in my photography business because I thought that's were my biggest dream was. I learned from the best and connected with people I love which is how I even began to follow Thuy in the first place. What you start today will lead you to something so big that your brain can't even comprehend right now. 

So get out there and hustle your butt off. Do the work. But don't be surprised if when you look back later this year that the big dream you're living isn't even close to what you're chasing today.