I posted this photo on Instagram yesterday but wanted to also share on the blog this sneak peek from yesterday’s engagement shoot with my close friends, Don & Tia, who are getting married in November.
Both Don and Tia have a love for street art and vinyl records (they own a record player and have a growing vinyl collection) so I chose locations in D.C. that fit with both sides of their artistic personalities. We spent the morning at Union Market in D.C. taking advantage of a new heart-filled mural that was recently commissioned for the building as our backdrop. Afterwards, we grabbed breakfast and then made our way over to Som Records on 14th St. for the second part of our shoot.
Charles and my little sister, Gigi, also tagged along which was awesome in that I got to share this experience with them. Overall, it was a fun day spent capturing moments of love with people I love.
And it was also a day that got me thinking about turning this side hobby/hustle into something more serious. I really do enjoy photography. Images trigger memories and feelings and being able to capture those images for other people to appreciate and cherish makes me happy.
But… I also have dreams of working for a non-profit arts organization in marketing or special events and I also have dreams of turning this blog into a full-time gig (without compromising my personal reasons for blogging = tricky).
Add in wanting to be a mom to at least two kids in the near future and I’m immediately overwhelmed by all my dreams and figuring out how I’m going to make them all come true without going crazy.
Sometimes I feel like a caged animal… Sitting behind the bars of grad school, waiting to graduate so I can finally be free to quit my job (a desk job that pays for school – I don’t love it but it pays for school so I’m stuck until I graduate) and pursue a career that actually makes me happy.
Until then, I just need to focus on finishing up with school and getting my damn master’s degree. I’ve got two more semesters to go ya’ll. I’m sooo close.
In the meantime, my daydreams are forced to linger in the background until I’m able to move them up the priority list.
Just gotta take it one day at a time, one foot in front of the other. Patience is virtue and breathing is key.
I can do this. I will do this. I’m a bad bitch.
I’m sure I’m not the only person feeling torn between reality and their dreams so I guess this post serves as a little reminder to never give up on your daydreams my friends. Never give up.
We can do this. We will do this. We’re all bad bitches.