“If you want your life to change…your choices must change and today is the BEST day of your life to begin.”
Are you all following me out there? If you couldn’t guess by the beautiful quotes then let me tell you, change is a comin! This past year (and by past year I mean from last August until now) my world has been changing. It all began when I made an impulsive purchase (no surprise to many of you out there reading this, I’m sure). I “gave” my husband a camera because he likes to take pictures. Not just any camera…a REALLY nice one, the kind that doesn’t even come with a flash (I didn’t even know they made cameras without flashes). Obviously, I had an ulterior motive! I wanted a camera too! I felt I needed a creative outlet in my life. I have been in the dental field for almost 8 years and I’ve loved it! It’s always provided a stable income, I love the patients, and no two days are the same. In my mind, I figured I would be in dentistry until the day I retired. That was of course until one day, my every so talented and extremely hard-working brother-in-law approached me with a proposition.
He owns a company called Click-to-Shop, it is an online retail company that sells everything from outdoor furniture, to home decor, to …wait for it….CHRISTMAS STUFF! LOTS AND LOTS OF CHRISTMAS STUFF!!! I’m pretty sure in my about me section I mention my love for Christmas, but in case I didn’t, I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!! So, he approached me after seeing all the photography I had done throughout the year and asked me if I would be interested in doing product photography for him! I’m going to spare you all the long-winded detail and just let you know, I said YES!!!! The happiest YES I’ve said since the day my husband asked me to marry him! Beginning Tuesday, September 4, 2012, I will be considered a full-time photographer! I could not be more thrilled to be a part of such an amazing company and can not wait to learn new things and watch it grow. I will always keep one foot in the door of the dental world, because I just can’t leave cold turkey. I’ve been lucky to have worked with 3 amazing dentist, Dr. Melissa Naidyhorski, Dr. Michael Perpich, and Dr. Jean Merry, all whom have told me they will call me if they ever need help. I am just so excited and nervous and anxious all at the same time. This is my dream job I never even imagined existed! Even my mom, who NEVER shows much emotion sounded more ecstatic than I had ever heard before when I told her about the new opportunity. She told me and I’ll never ever forget this, that the reason she is so happy for me is because she can see the joy it brings me and her whole life she wished she had the guts to follow her passion. That meant more to me than anything. To all who have supported me on this fast moving journey, Thank You.
Here’s a glimpse of my new office! It’s pretty glamorous!