Charting the course for 2017

I’m sitting here, in Starbucks, waiting on my green tea, mulling life.
Sounds depressing right?

I assure you, it’s necessary.
2016 was a bit of a rollercoaster for me.  I quit my career of nearly a decade and began charting my own path into the world of professional photography. While the decision definitely helps me sleep well at night it has done nothing for my overall confidence.

Entrepreneurship is difficult and I guess, on the surface, I always figured it would be, however, thinking about something and actually doing something is always different.

I gained a lot of clients, many of which were former co-workers.

I also learned a lot about the business that I had not known prior to embarking on the journey.

But more importantly, I learned a lot about myself…namely how I’m a bit of a pushover, and have trouble talking about money.

(Doesn’t sound like the makings of a great business, does it?)

So I’ve already made some decisions in regards to my business in 2017: among them, better communication between myself and the client, better customer service, and of course, the ever necessary, security deposit.

In the next few months I’m also going to re-do my website, to make it more user friendly.
In the meantime, I’ll be schmoozing my first love here: writing.
I hope to hear more from you this year because I assure you, you’ll hear more from me!
All the best,

C. G.