How did you turn a side hustle into your dream job?
I was working a 9-5 for about seven years while doing photography and videography on the side. I wasn't really thinking about how maybe one day I'd have my own business doing what I loved. At the time I was just trying to keep my creativity fresh, learn as much as I could, and build a decent portfolio.
After seven years at my job as a graphic designer, I was laid off. At the time it felt horrible, but in hindsight, it was the best thing to happen to me. I was given three months severance and from there I decided to see if I could make things happen on my own. About two months later I landed the job that would jumpstart my photography career with Dick's Sporting Goods, and I have never looked back. So I was sort of forced to take a leap of faith, but sometimes that's how things work. There are those who have the courage to leap for themselves and then there are those who need a little push.