My Why

Hitting a lot of walls

Photo taken by Amber Ryan's Perspective, Edited by Abear Photography

Every business owner as some point makes the determination for starting their business in the first place. That main reason normally revolves around their “why”. Today, I wanted to write about “my why” and the reason that I operate my business. When I write, I seek to be authentic, real and personal with my audience. Lately, I have been hitting a lot of walls. Those peaks and valleys have been very challenging over the last few months. Between moving and prepping for the birth of my son, I have felt extremely overwhelmed. There have been times I have wanted to throw in the towel hastily and say, “SCREW THIS!” However, EVERY single time that I feel like giving up I remember “my why” and now, I will explain it to you!


Passion for the craft

Photo taken by Amber Ryan's Perspective, Edited by Abear Photography

I started my photography business at first because of my passion for this craft. Since I was 15, I have loved snapping photos and visual storytelling. Photography has given me an outlet for me to express myself. This art has been a creative outlet for me and helps me to stay in touch with my emotions. Sensitive individuals like me have to express ourselves! I am an entrepreneur but my art and authenticity always come first.


My family

Photo taken by Jennifer Alyssa Photography

My love for photography is not my only “why”; it has everything to do with my family. As many of you know, I am a very oriented gal. My husband and my daughter are my world! Their happiness is my happiness. Without the support of my husband, I do not know what I would do. He has literally pushed me to keep working harder and not put unrealistic expectations on myself. He offers me perspective (sometimes I do not always want it) but he does it out of love. He wants to see me succeed and is more than accommodating when it comes to my photography.


My daughter

My business gives me the opportunity and flexibility to be with my family more frequently than when I worked full time. Being home with my daughter is important to me. I am not missing out on developmental milestones and I am witnessing her grow up which is a huge blessing. Yes, I have my days where I need a break but ultimately, being home with her is more important to me than anything!


My wonderful clients

My “final why” is my wonderful clients. Like every other human being, I need to know that I am doing a “good job” in some sort of shape or fashion. You, my clients, help me to keep going. When I get a text after delivering a gallery that reads, “OMG I AM LITERALLY CRYING!” that makes my entire day. When I get a referral from a current client or a beautifully written Google review, my heart is INSTANTLY filled with gratitude. I never want to take anyone’s kindness for granted. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for supporting my business. It means the world to me. You are helping me accomplish my dreams and provide for my family. You all are the REAL MVPS!


Thank you for taking time to read my blog! Please feel free to comment below! Have a blessed day.

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