Starting a new path or following your dreams can be scary. It’s unfamiliar and out of your comfort zone. How do you know your ready? What will people think? How do you make that jump into doing something that is going to make you happy? What if you fail?

These are all valid questions and concerns. I have learned a lot over the past few years when I decided to quit my job and work for myself as a photographer. After being my own boss for 12 years, there is no going back. I love working for myself and I have changed directions during that time. I have created a life I can be proud of.

Guess what, my friends and family are not always supportive.

I did it anyway.

They don’t live my life or even have my best interest in mind. I am the only one that knows what I am capable of and I am going to follow my dreams. Does that mean I will succeed? Sometimes you have to fail in order to learn what success looks like and that’s okay. You will learn a lot from chasing your dreams, what works and what doesn’t.

The worst thing is to have a dream and not go for it. We don’t have to live with regrets. Take that opportunity you have been thinking about. Start that business you have always wanted. We only live once and we only have so much time, why not spend that time doing what makes us happy? Why can’t we chase our dreams and be happy?

Don’t let others decided what your dreams look like. I have had friends and even family members tell me something is a bad idea because they don’t believe in me. You can do anything you want, be anything you want to be if you work for it. Know that you might fail before your succeed. This is YOUR life. I say go for it and do what makes you happy and follow your dreams!!