The year has just began and It is already filled with so much frenzy and rush.
In 2017 I started my own wedding photography business. I have wanted to turn my biggest dream and passion into a career for so so long but I never had the courage or the resources that it takes to do it.
- Too afraid of failure and rejection.
- Too scared of what other people might think of me wanting to break into an extremely saturated market.
- To scared that one day I will change my mind and realize It has just been a huge waste of time, money and energy.
- Too sure that “It will never be me”, "I don't have enough resources to make it happen".
But there was that one night, I mean, late night.
I was sitting on my @ss, staring at my laptop screen and scrolling through my Lightroom presets and I asked myself:
You know what, Mr Stefano?
One day you will probably wake up and realize that it has all been a huge, huge mess.
One day you will eventually realize that you put all your efforts and love into the wrong activities, people, situations. The probabilities this senario will come to life one day are very high.
But wouldn’t it be great, if looking back to all the mistakes you have made, you could say out loud:
I did it my way
Yes, I replied. Not only It would be great. But I feel like it is the right moment in life to make a change and start to listen to your (loud) inner voice.
I took a deep breath and never looked back at what I was leaving.
With all the hope and prayers, few months later a miracle happened.
A guy I was dating told me: Stefano, there's a wedding photography studio close to my house that's hiring.
A few weeks later I was in front of the studio manager, about to be hired as a second shooter for weddings. Like the universe was listening.
I had the opportunity to shoot 15 weddings and work with amazingly talented people.
This is what I consider to be a blessing.
Your inner voice will always lead you towards what's good for you and your growth, so always take a deep breath and ask yourself:
Wouldn’t it be great if.. ;)