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Thursday, January 27, 2011

I’m doing it. I get to check one more item off my 101 list. An item I wasn’t sure I’d accomplish when I set out with my list to complete in 1001 days. Today was my last day at my day job, my Monday-Friday type job, all because my dream has grown bigger than I thought it could, my dream to be a photographer. Full-time.

Over the last three years I have been working as an admin assistant at Sevenoaks Alliance Church. This job has given me so much – experience in graphic design, my own office (haha yes, this was very exciting when I started!), growth in creativity, a work environment focussed on serving God, and genuine friendships. And oh these friendships have been – and will continue to be – invaluable.

It’s a scary thing, letting go of something so dependable, in order to pursue a risk. The thing is, the risk has the possibility of something so much greater. And I reached a point where a decision had to be made…my photography business could no longer grow on my ‘leftover’ time. It needs my all if I want it to keep growing…so that’s what I’m going to give it.

So. Here we go! I’m bursting with excitement and what I think are butterflies! There are so many ideas and further dreams that need exploring and doing and I can’t wait to share it all here. Including some new stuff in the next week or so! But for now, I’m off to do something fun and celebratory :)

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19 Comments leave one →
  1. Tuesday, June 28, 2011 4:51 pm

    I can’t wait for the day that I am going to write this exact same feeling on my blog one day. Thank you for writing your heart out, Mikaela. It’s really a blessing to read one blog after another and see how God is unfolding His great plan in your life. This is amazing! And I got teary eyes now :’). You’re amazing!

  2. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 12:00 am

    Way to go, Mikaela — I wish you well! I went full time over 4 years ago and have no regrets at all.

    Take care,

    Jason @ Revival Arts

  3. Monday, January 31, 2011 9:19 am

    I found a comment of yours on Jasmine Stars blog and I love looking at everyone’s websites and blogs. I came across this post and wanted to wish you a HUGE congratulations!!! I got butterflies for you when I read it AND tears when I read what your mom wrote. I wish you allllll the best success in the future and I look forward to following your blog. I am a new photographer with a new and now live website. Scary and exciting!!!

    Good luck to you!!

  4. Saturday, January 29, 2011 7:07 am

    :) I work at a church and do photography too… I can’t wait for the day that I get to write this exact same blog post!! Congrats!!

  5. Friday, January 28, 2011 5:28 pm

    That is super AWESOME!!! So excited for you!!!

  6. Friday, January 28, 2011 11:52 am

    wow! i am sooo lucky to have so much love and support in my life…your words all mean so much! thank you. xo

  7. Heidi permalink
    Friday, January 28, 2011 11:06 am

    All the BEST Mikaela as you grow your photography business – but leaving us here at work has left a big hole in our hearts. It’s been such fun and I know we’ll have tons more.

  8. Jaimee permalink
    Friday, January 28, 2011 9:34 am

    That’s great, Mikaela! Really great. :)

  9. Thursday, January 27, 2011 9:37 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!! I am so happy for you! You are amazing, and I know that you are going to go far!! I hope to do the same thing one day! Let me know when you are ever in the bay area, and we will get Starbucks to celebrate :)

  10. Emily permalink
    Thursday, January 27, 2011 8:16 pm

    Mike and I are really excited for you Mikaela! We know your business will grow and do well.

  11. Risa (Mom) permalink
    Thursday, January 27, 2011 7:51 pm

    I’m trying not to cry right now, as my “little” girl is taking some very big grown-up steps. I’ve always been proud of you, but maybe just a little more today than usual. You’ve always been raring to go, since the minute you were born and I know you’ll do great things, and you’ll be busier than ever. You make alot of people happy with what you do, and I’m sure God is smiling on you today too. So happy for you, that your dreams are coming true!

  12. Thursday, January 27, 2011 7:50 pm

    Congratulations! I hope it is amazing for you! You go girl!

  13. Whitney Barkman permalink
    Thursday, January 27, 2011 7:42 pm

    Congrats big sis! I knew you could do it;)

  14. Ash, Jord & Nienna permalink
    Thursday, January 27, 2011 7:22 pm

    Wahoooo!!!! You go girl! I am excited to see where God is taking you! Congrats from the three of us.

  15. colleen permalink
    Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:52 pm

    …Happy For You!

  16. Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:29 pm

    So incredibly happy and excited for you! Can’t wait to see how your dreams and business grow :) xo

  17. Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:13 pm

    So thrilled for you!!! Can’t wait to see all the new stuff! :)

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