I've made the business leap of what could be my lifetime. I learned along time ago that just because other people have already done something shouldn't degrade what you are doing. I came to this conclusion when I had just gotten into running. The first time I ran a 5k it was a big deal, but I had friends that were marathoners so their perspective of what a big deal was, was skewed. I vowed I would never do that, I told myself that whatever distance I was running at the time, I would always congratulate those just starting out on their journey.
So here I am starting out on my I-have-an-office-space-studio-journey. For many other photographers this is a no big deal decision, they may have been running a studio or multiple for that matter for years, but for me this is a big deal. I've gone back and forth so many times on this decision, mostly because of my fear of what it will do the balance I try so hard to maintain of running a home and being a mother and wife. Last week I officially took the plunge and wrote a check for the deposit for first month's rent. YIKES!
I never want to forget where my photography business has come from, or where other people are on their own journey. My business started as a whim, not too surprising knowing me, with a desk in my living room, then to a decent space in my basement with a hot tub next to me (I'm gonna miss that), and this year to a corner office suite in the ghetto where I lock myself in everyday. :)
I'm learning to be patient with my dream and the space I want to create because money is short and my dreams are big. In time this will become what I have envisioned. Isn't it fun to start living and doing what you've always imagined?