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  • Writer's pictureErica Hills

Pursuing my passion part II

I left my job without a plan.

Some people find that to be too risky. But I had to do it. I felt like I was going to die a slow and painful death if I didn’t make a major change in my life. So I saved up some money and off I went. I do want to add that I was (am still) married, so there was a teamwork approach to the changes in financing that would come.

But to be fully myself, I want you to know that I would have done the same thing if I were single. It just would have looked differently like taking a personal loan perhaps…

So, there I was, nothing on my schedule except take care of the house, horses and spend time with family to refocus myself and “fill my bucket.” I spent my days engrossed in podcasts and audiobooks to try and figure out who I was at this stage in my life and what I wanted to do.

If you didn’t know, I attribute my pursuit of photography to Christy Wright, who previously hosted the Business Boutique.

I listened to every single episode of her podcast while I’d exercise daily. She encouraged people to find something they liked to do, had talent for and potentially already had a few things to get started with. And a lightbulb went off: my camera!

I hadn’t touched my camera in years. But I remember picking it up one day and taking photos around the yard. It was like I was reunited with a long-lost friend. And it truly filled a void in my life almost immediately.

I was reminded that I had already started a business page on Facebook for photography, so why not get that up and running again.

I spent the next several months of 2019 gathering ideas of what type of photography I may want to pursue and how to actually start a business (since this would be my first).

Take a peek at some of my earliest work in the equine space.


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