OH MY GOD YOU GUYS! I literally cannot believe I'm saying this, and part of me still doesn't think this is real but...
I officially left my day job behind to pursue my dream job FULL TIME!
That's right, I Samantha Hayn am now a full time photographer.... ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! Is this real life?
If you had told me a month ago that I would be leaving my day job before the end of the year I would have said "psh yeah right", but sometimes life can surprise you, and the universe just points you in the right direction.
When I envisioned leaving my semi financial security blanket, I had months and months worth of bills saved up, I had a plan for how I was going to execute everything, but one key factor I didn't put into that equation was my happiness. It got to a point where I was so upset, stressed, and anxious all the time at my day job that I just couldn't take it anymore.
With the love and support of my wonderful ( better ) half David, and my dearest friends, I decided to just go for it. Something deep inside me just told me the time was right.
I have no back up plans, no financial lump-sum to fall back on, but what I do have is drive, heart, soul, and determination, and damnit I'm gonna fake it until I make it! I know I'm destined for great things, and I know my business will be everything I envision it to be and more one day!
I'm elated, nervous, scared shitless, determined, and grateful all at once. So many emotions to process - can someone pinch me so I know this is real? haha
CHEERS to following your dreams, doing what makes you happy, and not putting up with sh** anymore!!!!
Shoutout to Jaiden ( my 8 year old son ) for capturing this moment for me so beautifully ( this kid has some serious photography skills )
* a fun little behind the scenes fact - we blew glitter about 4 times, one of which I completely covered Ellie in glitter - hahahaha she was in the line of fire and that breeze just swept it right over her! We died laughing!