The Journey That Brought Me Here (Pt.1)

Everyone has a story. Here's a little more of mine...



My background in professional photography goes back 15 years. I had just graduated from the photography program at Fanshawe College (a.k.a. Fun-Shawe, which totally lived up to it's name! ...that's a story for another time.) and I was fresh out of college with no idea how to start a full-time photography business.

Not knowing where to start and feeling afraid of, well pretty much everything, I leaned into my other passion -- helping people -- and it quickly led me to my first 'real job' in the non-profit sector.


I thought of it as a creative outlet and something I would "one day" do full time.

I always kept photography as a side hustle (I thought of it as a creative outlet and something I would "one day" do full time), but I was content working my way up different non-profit organizations gaining so much valuable experience and impacting the world in such a positive way.

I reached the peak of my non-profit career as the lead Project Manager for a multi-million dollar program with the Canadian government to support small business owners.

At this time I was also going through some personal challenges. My anxiety was at an all time high and I would find myself frequently struggling to breathe. I made the brave decision to ask for help from my doctor and I started taking medication. It was also around this time that I lost some very special people in my life.


There was a shift happening inside me...a faint whisper growing louder and louder. I knew it was time to listen.

The Universe was sending me all sorts of messages and I was so exhausted I had no choice but to try and slow down. There was a shift happening inside me...a faint whisper growing louder and louder.

I knew it was time to listen.

To be continued...

FOLLOW ALONG

Business coaching and personal brand photography for passionate entrepreneurs who believe in profit AND purpose.

Based in Burlington, Ontario.  Available for travel.