It's painful. Like a bad breakup. Just rip off the "I Quit" bandaid.
Sometimes we leave or enter into a new work journey not knowing where it will lead us. I had worked six years behind a desk doing various jobs while growing a photography business. I was a burnt-out full time working employee/portrait photographer and couldn't handle the 9-5 a second longer.
So I ripped off the proverbial bandaid and handed in the letter.
I quite my day job for a part time gig crossing fingers ends would meet. Then, I quit my part-time job on a wing and a prayer.
:::Enter JENLYNN Stock Shop stage left:::
As with any new skill, I spent a lot of late nights practicing, watching countless you tube tutorials, I listened to podcasts, I read books and some business lunches with a friend who mentored me.
I had no idea what type of clientele I would have, much less if my stuff would actually sell. Three years in, turns out my clients are a whole lot like me. Self-employed mamas, studying their craft, chasing a dream, and contributing to their family income.
Ya'll - This Is US! Turns out you and I are cut from the same cloth. That was a fun discovery.
I LOVE this niche of the digital world. I'm so inspired by each of you, your art, your life circumstances, your vulnerability to manage work/life balance, your wins and your losses. I deeply value the community we have here and love love love that we can support each other on this journey to success.
March 19, 2023
Thank you for sharing your story. I am at the start of my journey but you are inspiring. I really can see the digital world being my new full time job. Thanks 😊