Life Won't Wait
Life Won't Wait....
This is a phrase that has been passing through my head since I turned the big 3 0 in May ! Really though, where did the time go? I started thinking long and hard about my life and I wouldn't change anything for the world, but I did also start thinking about how I am living right now and if this is what I really want. The answer was no.
No, I do not want to be working for someone else. I do not want to be in an office all day sitting in a cubical. I don't want that. I want to be running my own photography business full time and enjoying my life. I want to be heading out on adventures, taking pictures, and enjoying every minute of every day. Right now, I enjoy the minutes in the day but I want to LOVE IT. I want to live the life I have dreamed about for years.
Ever since I graduated college I wanted to get a good job and pay off my student loans, but ultimately I wanted to be able to run my own business and work for myself, living the life I have always dreamed of, being able to take pictures, share my journey, and inspire others.
Then I started thinking about what it was I was really waiting for? Why? Why am I doing what I am doing right now.... Life won't wait.
So began my journey of Adventuring of a Small Town Girl. Now, believe me, I was and still am hesitant in every step along the way. I am a penny pincher and starting a website isn't cheap. I headed on over to Squarespace to start my website, the price came up and I was like 'oh heck no'! I can't do that right now.... Then I remembered... Life won't wait.
After biting the bullet I started my website. Creating it wasn't too bad. I am thrilled with the way it looks :) . After creating a few blog posts I got a crazy random idea that it would be super neat to sell 'Adventuring of a Small Town Girl' swag along with other fun outdoorsy things. Again I hesitated... told myself no... and moved on.
Later that day, the little voice inside my head yelled at me L I F E W O N T W A I T. Seriously though, why was I saying no to starting a store when I had already said yes to starting a website? I know why... It all seems too big, too much, I am worried, I am nervous, I wonder what others will think.... All of it. All of it stopped me and has stopped me for the last 3ish years. So I opened a Shopify account (yes more $$$) and boom!
With all this being said, you might be wondering why I am sharing this. I am sharing this in hopes to motivate others, to inspire you to stop waiting for life to happen, and to also help inspire myself along the way. I don't want anyone to look back on their lives and wish that they would have/ should have.
So here is me working on my goals to live the life I love. To make my dreams come true, to share adventures, share beautiful things with the world, and inspire others along the way. If you are hesitating think about asking yourself why, and then remember that Life Won't Wait.