RECENT THOUGHTS + TRAVELING WASHINGTON + LIFE UPDATE
As I sit here in the airport eating my over priced Chinese food, I can't help but sit and think to reflect on the past year and everything that has come of it.
I feel as a person I have completely changed in the past year. I used to be afraid to try new things and go new places unless people told me I "should" do it. I used to think I'd have it all figured out by now, that I'd have some agronomy job straight out of college. As if a diploma automatically means a forever career as soon as you're done. But that all changed, why? Photography. I re-ignited my love for the art. Photography has given me the courage to explore, create and try new things. It has given me the courage to go on a 3000 mile road trip with a girl I met just a couple years ago (who has ended up to be one of my greatest friends). It gave me the courage to fly out to a state I'd never been to, by myself, with nothing besides my clothing and a camera. Photography makes me want to adventure into the world, see the things people haven't seen and tell a story along the way. I never was really one to publish my feelings online. But to be completely honest, I don't really know HOW I feel. I love agriculture, and I love to tell stories. I'm torn between the what ifs, could ofs and what the hells! I'm sure many people have felt this way as they made the transition from college kid, to adult. But I just cant seem to grasp the thought of settling down, working a 9-5 and repeating every day over and over, YET( or never?! ). My love for agriculture will never change, and I always have that background for when the time is right. Until then, this is what I got. I want to tell mine & other people's stories.
The past year I've been blessed with so many things. My photo business has seemed to be picking up. I have booked eight weddings in the past few months for this summer. EIGHT WEDDINGS FOR THIS 2017 SUMMER, which is huge for me especially since I feel like such a noob (yup i'm freaking out, jk guys I got it). I went from college student, to small business owner in the blink of an eye. Like what the heck?! I'm so blessed every one of my clients trusts me to tell their story. But seriously guys, how do you trust ME ?! You guys are really the best. I have amazing friends, amazing family and an amazing boyfriend (and pup baby). I am blessed beyond measure. I have food on the table, a roof over my head, wheels to get me places, a God that forgives and people surrounding me that love me. And in reality thats all that I need to be the richest person on earth, along with a couple cold brews along the way.
So people what I'm trying to say is. Where do I go from here? I don't know exactly. I will keep on working, keep on exploring and keep on dreaming. Because one day I don't want to look back and say "wow I really wish I would of kept up with my business, I really wish I would of traveled, I really wish I WOULD of done all those things I wanted to", while sitting in an office wondering where I could be then. Will I still pursue agriculture? Absolutely, its my dream to do BOTH. How ? I DON'T know yet!! This life is crazy. I've caught the travel bug, and I might as well explore the world while I can before I'm tied down. God gave me a body and a mind, and I don't plan on wasting it.