I have managed my photography business and my full time job at Vanderbilt for several years.
In 1995 I was in my twenties and I remember seeing the Oklahoma City bombing happen on TV. At that moment I knew I wanted to be able to help people and make a difference in the medical field. In 1997 I passed my EMT class and started working in dispatch, and I loved it.
For years I have done both, and I honestly love doing both. I just feel like it's time for me to take a new path, and different path of touching lives and making a difference.
It's crazy but lately I have been waiting for a sign...that one sign that would give me the push to leave my full time job at LifeFlight and take the leap of faith in photography.
I often wonder how many times that " sign" was quite visible but I was too afraid to take that leap.
A few months ago our church announced they were going to do a Bible study class. It would run 34 weeks and we would meet every Sunday night. I remember thinking how I really wanted to take the class, not only because I knew the person who would be leading it, and that I would walk the journey with my husband, but because I really felt like I needed it.
One problem, I worked every other Sunday at Vanderbilt.
That weekend I prayed about it, and that next day my boss called me and asked if I would be interested in a split schedule. I would have Sunday's off and would work more during the week.
I was grateful and spent the next 34 weeks in that class.
On week 33 I got the email that the shift was going away. I would have to start working Sunday's again.
So I prayed about it again, only this time I already knew the answer to my question.
I am so excited to announce that I have stepped down from my full time job at Vanderbilt LifeFlight so I can focus more time on God, my family and my photography. I will still work as needed at LifeFlight but it will not be at a full time status.
I am scared, but hopeful.
I am worried, yet excited.
I am grateful to my husband who always says " Do it", " What are you waiting for"
I am grateful for my clients that wait for weeks to get a spot with me, or have to move a session at the last minute.
I appreciate you all so much.
I honestly feel like this is what I am meant to do. That each client is brought into my path for a reason. That I am doing his work.
And I am SO looking forward to this journey. Thank you to everyone who has worked with my crazy schedule and supported me along the way.
Next stop, to open a studio. What's a dream if you can't dream big :)
~ Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see Hebrews 11:1