It’s Okay to Make Mistakes
Okay, friends, I’m going to get a little personal here–because I think it will strike a chord with others. Picture posts will resume soon, I promise.
While I was still shooting here and there, I purposefully needed to step back from the business side of things for a bit. I was noticing that as time went on, I was feeling more and more anxious about certain aspects in what I was doing with Brianna Danylle Photography. I needed to step back, take a breather, and really reassess things. Ultimately I realized I was slowly deviating from what I wanted to do in order to follow the paths of others. Well that’s not good!
Here’s the thing, I love photography… but it’s still a business. There is a lot to learn about running your own business, marketing, planning, etc.. Now there’s nothing inherently bad about any of those things—in fact I find them fun. The problem I ran into was of me employing strategies that worked for others, but wasn’t necessarily the best for me based on my objectives and goals. Trial and error, my friends.
The beauty about these little bumps in the road is that they serve as reminders. For me, specifically, I learned that I need to take a step back every so often in order to make sure I’m forging my own path (with the help of others) rather than accidentally following the path of others. Trust in oneself is powerful and it’s okay to make mistakes along the way. I repeat: it’s okay to make mistakes along the way. =)
That said, I’m looking forward to what the future holds and I hope you all stay encouraged, too!