So, it’s currently 2:27am Saturday morning and I am wide awake tossing and turning in my bed, oddly still dreaming. If you follow us on social media you will see a image that I put up that says “Out Dream Yourself”, I just didn’t expect to do it at peak sleep times. This better be worth it…
Unlike many, when I was young I had no idea what I wanted to be. I had no plans to be a doctor, lawyer, famous astronaut, I just knew that I wanted to be a person that made everyone laugh. My mother used to think that I would be someone in the financial industry as I had a special way with money. I wonder if she realizes that I was hijacking her new Tupperware, stuffed with an assortment of candy bars, ready to sell to everyone at school! Funny thing is, I still think she’s looking for it = }.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I could work for myself. Especially in the photography industry and still sometimes this is hard to believe. But hey, that’s what dreams are for right! So why not keep dreaming?
I dream of photographing 50 weddings a year! I dream of photographing future doctors, lawyers, and leaders during their senior high school years, I dream of being able to set a schedule that allows me to spend time with my family and plan trips around the world. Well, my dream hasn’t totally turned out how I’d expected, but I am happy to say that I am headed in the right direction.
But then I came to the realization that as long as I am dreaming, these would never become a reality. WAIT…WAIT…WHAT? Was this dream quickly turning into a NIGHTMARE (as the scary music plays in the background)?
Wake up, wake up, stop dreaming! (as my wife’s alarm clock sounds on a Saturday morning… by the way, who has an alarm clock on a Saturday?)It was the perfect wake up call. This is the only way that I could achieve my dreams. Think about it, the only difference between dreams and reality is the work put forth to achieve the visions that you’ve created. Stop just dreaming, and start working towards taking the steps that will enable you to achieve your wildest dreams while continually surrounding yourself with a cast that supports your vision while reciprocating the process! We are grateful to have built our circle this way and chasing real dreams together!
Remember to compete at love!