With each passing year, I like to take some time to reflect on my accomplishments as well as think up some goals for next 365 days of my life. It is so important to stop and think about how far you’ve come. You deserve it! It is also equally as important to consider your new goals for a new year. As soon as you think you are the best thing out there, everything will start going downhill.
2015 has been one of the best and worst years of my life so far. Granted, bad things happen every year. Keeping all Debbie Downer thoughts out for the rest of the post, let’s jump right in… I’m not gonna lie, trying to remember just how far I’ve come was HARD.
2015 Accomplishments (Photography & Personal)
- Professional Photography Diploma
– I got to meet my favorite senior photographer, Amanda Holloway, and gawk at her while taking in all the knowledge she shared with us.
– LEARNED A LOT. Lighting, posing, business, etc.
- Created my own .com
- Officially started my business
This year I realized my worth and knew that I would have to make things official as soon as I graduated. I had been building my name during the time I was attending college, so I knew things would be crazy once I was officially back. Now, I’ve photographed 70+ paying clients in the last 7 months and profits have skyrocketed compared to last year! My highest sale this year more than doubled my highest sale last year, and my new average is $500 – $600. I no longer needed a part time job!
- Taught my first Mentor Session
- Leased my own studio
- Got engaged!
My love proposed with a little fireworks show over the 4th of July!
- Booked a seat for the Kitchen Sink Workshop
Remember that amazing photographer I mentioned earlier? Well, I booked a $2500 workshop seat in Texas for the end of May. I’m not crazy, just passionate!
If you need more convincing, just head over to her website and check out the details:
- Bought my first home
November 6th I moved out of my parents house and into my very first home! I’m a trailer park girl now, but I got a hot tub and a great view of the wildlife in our backyard. We’re living the redneck dream!
- Got a kitten
So this really isn’t an accomplishment either. I just wanted one for SO LONG.
2016 Goals (Photography and Personal)
- Higher Average Sale
- Plan wedding
- Healthy Lifestyle
- Get more images featured
- Blog more
- Faster Turnaround Time
- Team up with Boutiques
- Teach more Mentoring Sessions
- Be more ogranized