I can't imagine not having something to create everyday of my life.
There are those painful days where you wonder if you're any good at what you do. How do you get paid for this? When did a love become a job? Why am I getting coffee and going for a walk when there is folders of un-edited footage? These questions sometimes overwhelm me... and that is okay.
There was a time I didn't believe in my own passion and ability. At one point I was looking for a second job, because my current videography and editing gig was not gonna pay all my bills. I stumbled upon a full-time position doing one of the most relaxing and stress free jobs society could offer a recent graduate. The company got little over a months worth of work out of me before I had to leave. I was spending 8 hours a day wishing I was somewhere else, doing something else, with someone else. The people I worked with at that company were amazing and a wonderful group of people. They were the ones that made me realize, I can and should do what I love, because I have the talent and passion. So I followed my passion right out the door.
If you talk to any filmmaker, famous or not, there is something just lucky about how you get where you do. The harder you work the luckier you get. Opportunity is waiting, and it doesn't tend to look for you. I had to make a hard decision. I then had to work harder to make that decision worth it. And I did work harder. I looked to see how to get more clients. I invested in making reels and re-doing my website. I focused on making a social media impact. I reevaluated the cost of my work. I created a new business out of those hours in a cubicle, wishing I could do what I loved. The miles I trekked out of a year in this business, is unbelievable. I wouldn't have been here if I didn't also have passion. Hard work gets you luck, but passion keeps you working.
I still have a lot more to learn. So much more growing. There is a list of projects I need to do and complete. There is steps I still need to take. Much more advertising and clients to reach. Yet, I can see my dreams becoming more and more possible. That is why I will work hard and continue to film with passion.