In 2008, not even a full year after I graduated college, knowing next to nothing about taxes or business practices, I jumped in head first.
There I was, 22 years old, a recent Cancer Survivor and newlywed, starting a business. I was officially my own boss, something I didn’t actually know was possible…or realistic to be honest.
The first couple years, I made a lot of mistakes but, I did have a lot of great clients and business contacts surfacing. The next couple years proved to be interesting with a move from Florida where the business started, to Maryland. Re-building went very well and I grew an amazing client base and friendships in Maryland. In my 8th year of business we find once again to be moving and thus, re-establishing a business back in Florida. Being away for 6 years have been difficult because it’s just long enough for so much to have changed but the growing process is resuming and things are getting there slowly but surely.
Through all of this, I am so grateful and overjoyed with the relationships and business I have created in 9 years. Words escape me when I talk about the sheer happiness I have doing what I do. And to have done it for 9 years so far……I don’t even know how to adequately describe what I feel. I am just incredibly lucky. Some would argue with that and say it was hard work, some may say it’s God’s plan….and I agree with all of them. I believe I was put here on this earth to do this. I can’t imagine doing anything else and I hope I don’t ever have to. Connecting with people through photography has been a blessing, a lot of hard work, and I am confident God had a huge role in that. Whatever you call it, I am certainly amazed and humbled.
pics by Catalina Devore Photography
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