I Quit My Day Job | Personal

 I Quit My Day Job | Personal

Truthfully, I could probably finish this blog post right about now because by reading the title you already know what happened: I quit my day job.

Last year (actually, exactly one year ago) I shifted some things in my business and moved down to a part time position where I was working. I remember the feelings: exhilaration, nervousness, excitement, and a little bit of fear...all mixed up in thoughts that included "How in the world did I get here?"

Truth be told, I fully left my job about a month ago. I have dreamed for a long time of the day I could finally make this announcement but when it came it felt too scary to say out loud. I didn't know how to approach the subject - I now work 100% for myself. I am at home in yoga pants and listening to music whenever I want. I have to create the discipline to get out of bed, hustle all day, and shut the computer down when Nathan gets home so we can spend time together.

I've been waiting for this moment and yet, I would be lying if I said that fear is the dominant feeling this time around. Of course I am beyond fortunate that Nathan is still working full-time, so I can rest easy knowing that our entire income does not revolve around me. I can't imagine that pressure! But part of it does and probably always will, and I am responsible for making sure that - as much as it is within my power - I help make ends meet and work hard every day, whether I see another human being in that span or not.

So here I am, honestly terrified but excited for the future. I don't know what's coming because I never thought I'd be here 5 years ago when I entered the 9-to-5 working world. I am a boss lady, entrepreneur, business woman, Rising Tide Society leader, and photographer...and I can finally say that I quit my day job.

Here's to the unknown and a future that seems bigger, more daunting, and far more promising than ever before.

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Maria Grace Photography

My name is Maria, and I am a wedding and family photographer based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, but I am always excited about traveling. I love families who truly enjoy spending time with each other and living life together. I love couples that are looking forward to their wedding day because they are so excited to finally be married to.