I vow

Sometimes I feel like I need help.  Like professional help. 

The Vow of a Self - Proclaimed Wanderer

Be prepared I am going to take you on a roller coaster of thoughts today.  

I feel like I have been on this emotional roller coaster of all the things that have literally piled up in my head.  I try to come up with content for my blog and I have these wonderful ideas at times and I try to get them written down before I lose it all, but before I can even open an app on my phone it is gone.  It is like I have a fairy who keeps dusting me with ideas to only allow 12 secs to get them out. 

I have made the attempt to be a little more organized and I am not sure if I have ADD, or if I was just born with an wondering mind [diagnosis are welcome].  But I can never fully get something going, I move from project to project and I need to stop this.  It is really hindering my business and future business. 

What I definitely do know is I am a introvert, I love being alone with my thoughts and a piece of paper in hopes that they make sense once they hit the page.  I don't want to fit it because it isn't something that I am good at.  I want my personality to be mine, not what society deems it to be. 

I have been reading #GIRLBOSS and unless you have been hiding under a rock you most definitely know what it is all about.  It has taken me a while to get through the book, not because it isn't a good book but because I kept putting it down and doing things that I literally didn't need to do.  I NEED to finish this book.  This book in the current chapter I am in is making me realize, that I don't need to fit into some mold.  Of course there are legalities and certain things you want to stay in guidelines to do but you don't have to be the norm to be successful, it is the out of the norm that has become and will be successful.  

Today I am making a vow to myself to finally make me the happiest I have ever been.  I am setting a few goals, some I have tried to accomplish before and some are totally new.  

Here are a few:

  1. Lose the weight - finally get it off and keep it off. 
  2. Take a road trip - Rent a car, pack the camera & just go. 
  3. Get your photography off the floor.  Like now, get up and go. 
  4. Get your ground set to work full time from home, keeping your financial freedom.

I have been on this mission as of lately to be my own boss.  I don't mean make an income where I can barely make it staying home.  I mean finally having financial freedom on my own terms.  

My initial thoughts are "wouldn't it be nice to drive on the road when it isn't rush hour", or sleep until 8 am on a week day without having to worry about whether you have vacation time to do so.  Finally get paid to stay on social media all day, while introducing people to new ventures.

What I hope to do is become a VA, virtual assistant.  I pretty much do assistant work at my current job, and all that I do I could do from the comfort of my home.  I have pretty great customer service skills, I just don't have the face for it, I have a very stern concentration face and digitally this doesn't transfer to the client.  YAY!  Something I feel I can finally be successful at.  

My parents have owned businesses and my oldest brother owns his own business and I would love to do the same.  E eventually wants to open a dog daycare facility and I would love to financially be able to build my business up to where that is something we can do together.  I have seen other photographers who have paid for their spouses to go to college which is also start up business cost.  I can do this.  I can make our dreams come true.  

I know I want to do photography full time and also do VA work so that I can make the same income I am making now or more.  

I am giving myself a year and a half to figure out how to become financially stable working from home, I want to give myself this time to build up my current photography venture and build a great business flow of VA work.  Now it is time to get to work & make my dreams happen.

Are you venturing into a new from home business?  Are you finally becoming the happiest you?  I would love to hear about it in the comments below or on social media.  

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