I love spring time. There is so much anticipation in the air. The birds are busy building nests. The bees are beginning to bustle, and the garden seeds are starting to sprout.
I think I look forward to spring more than I do to setting new years resolutions. (And honestly, I don't do those really...) But spring inspires me because new life is emerging from the earth after hard work has taken place to prepare the soil and sew the seeds. And even after that is done there is still garden maintenance to remove weeds, water, and care for the garden.
Gardens are such great examples for life experiences. It makes me think of when I first started this photography business almost 9 years ago. At the beginning there was a LOT of business planning to get things up and running. And at times it felt daunting. But little by little, this business grew into what it is today. And every year I dream of new things and am able to watch them sprout and grow from my own dreams and creativity. Just writing that is truly a blessing.
For those just starting out, be encouraged. With hard work, goals, and determination, your business will grow. For those who have been in the industry for a while, yet are frustrated, start pruning and begin dreaming.
Everything takes work. From gardens to businesses. There's never a time when I look at my business and say, "Yep, I've arrived. I no longer need to place any effort to make this continue to grow." That would be foolish. But instead, every year I dream, re-evaluated, restructure, and edit so that new growth can emerge...
Spring, it's a beautiful time of year with new inspirations. Grab a journey and start dreaming!