I'm one of those people who constantly thinks about the future & my goals & where I want to be. It's a blessing and a curse because I always feel motivated but then I also have a hard time embracing "the moment".
Recently I've realized how important it is to just take a step back for a bit. I relaunched my wedding photography business about a year ago after moving to Chicago. I really started getting it going and ended the year with several weddings in the books for 2016. However, I also ended the year with a few bridezillas who made life pretty rough for me and left me a bit discouraged to move forward in this industry.
So the past month or two, I haven't done hardly anything. I've stepped away. Is it a risky move? Certainly. However, I've found that it's helped me re-evaluate where I want to be and how I should run my business. It's made money be much tighter and the uncertainty of the future much rockier. Yet I think it might be one of the best moves I could have made.
I've spent the past few weeks in Europe and it's really opened my eyes to new opportunities and ventures I would like to pursue. I've had new clients reach out to me for their weddings and this break I've been on has helped me discover where my true photo passions lie and how I want to recreate my business pricing and clientele.
I think sometimes the best thing to do when we feel unsure of the next move is just to not make one. Take a step back. Look into your life from the outside. Don't do anything. I think this can be applied to careers, relationships, finances, life goals, and even just daily tasks.
Taking a step back puts everything into perspective. For me it's made my decisions clearer and helped me decide the best route to take. Once we discover the next move to make then we should run for it without holding back. I'm no philosopher and by writing this I'm trying to get my thoughts in order.