Making Scary Investments


My gut is in knots. My eyes can't focus. My head is spinning. Wait...HOW MUCH?! 

This is me. Three days ago. This was my reaction to a possibly life changing investment, and how much this investment actually was. This is probably most of you. Odds are, you've been in this dizzying situation. First thing you do? Call Mom & Dad. There is no age too old to talk to your parents about the what-to-dos.

I have the unfortunate case of not sleeping things through. I pace back and forth. Can I do this? What if I don't? What if I miss the opportunity? What if I regret it! Why would I regret it? Why WOULDN'T I regret it. Over and over and over. My cat looks at me like "Calm down girl, when you're a cat, your career choice is chasing lasers. You could learn a thing or two from me." Or something like that. 

But my career choice isn't one I can choose to put on hold for a nap all the time. My career choice is moving swiftly like the laser. Like my cat, I am hastily trying to keep up. I better not lost sight, because this career that I've chosen might trick me or encourage me to give up. So...what do I do? I predict the movement of the laser. I learn from my mistakes and keep moving.

The laser is, of course, Wedding Photography. And the Investment is my Education. Wedding Photography is a tricky field to work in. It's incredibly expensive for me, it's incredibly expensive for the couples. We choose where to place our investments. I decided to place my investment in a once in a lifetime course with my dream photographer. Many couples are choosing to do the same with their dream photographers, and videographers, and musicians, and planners, and so on and so forth. 

Because I have the unfortunate case of not being able to sleep things through, I made this investment. Now, was it because I didn't sleep on it? No, probably not. It was because my gut kept screaming at me, it's worth it, it's worth it, it's worth it. I trust myself enough at this point in my life and in my career to know, yes. It is worth it. I'm going to be living off of PB&Js for a very long time, but I will be eating those PB&Js with the biggest smile on my face. 

For you who is planning your wedding, what investments have you chosen to make? What is worth it to you. What is your gut screaming at you for? Do you trust yourself?