It's hard to admit weakness when you run a business. Especially in writing blog posts, I feel pressured to make sure every post ends in a satisfying resolution or life lesson. We all know every day life isn't exactly like that and as I build a brand based around embracing all things real and genuine (is that redundant?), it would be hypocritical of me to suggest I'm successful and doing 100% great. I'm not. At all. I'm actually pretty terrified.
I've realized the next step of running my business is way out of my comfort zone. I know I need to start networking, connecting with local vendors, taking them out for coffee, making friends with them, planning meetups and styled photoshoots with florists and bakers and such. Just the idea of that makes me feel like throwing up. I wish so badly I could just say "LOL NOPE." and run the opposite direction and somehow still reach the next step in my business. Photographers start as artists, and I'd say most artists start off as introverts. As a person who would so much rather wait in a line for the self check-out at the grocery store than go to an open cashier, I fall deep into that category. That's where my biggest struggle and all my self-doubt lies.
So. Wish me luck.