Friday, September 05, 2008


I've been doing the freelance photography/photo retouching thing for awhile and it's going well. I've been learning a lot and it's something I really enjoy doing. I've made some money doing it and have probably broken even considering the money I've spent on classes, software, etc., but I've reached a point where if this is something I am going to do more I need to make a significant investment into upgrades and equipment.

I would love to jump in and seriously attempt to continue my path to making this into my main career, but I'm plagued with fear of failure and the nagging voice in my head that says "you are not good enough to do this". I hate that voice, but it's there and I can't help but hear it.

It's the ongoing battle in my head, do I make the decision based on practicality (finances, ability or lack thereof) or emotion (passion)?

Growing up is hard.


Tracey said...

Hmmmm. No way to combine the two?

Is there any reason that you have to be practical? Are you saving your money for something specific or a rainy day? I'm not the one to talk, but taking chances is what makes life exciting....

Stephanie said...

I say follow your dream...I think you'll regret it later if you don't. Good luck!

Kai said...

I've decided to take a few more classes and see if it's something I continue to love. I'll continue the freelance work and hopefully earn enough money to pay for the upgrades in the meantime.