First Day

1.03.2012

Today is my first day of self-employment.  I guess technically I'm unemployed but that sounds so harsh and negative.  Plus, I am actively working on growing Stephanie Court Photography.  I shot a sweet wedding in Point Reyes yesterday and am spending most of this week editing those photos (and unpacking...).  I consider that self-employment.  It's a little scary knowing there's no paycheck coming until I book another photo gig but, at the same time, there's something liberating about knowing I'm in full control of my career and future.  I would love to reach a point where the photography business is my full-time job and I can do legal work pro bono.  That career path is much more in line with the reasons why I originally went to law school.  And while this is my dream path, I'm also open to the notion that there may be a legal job out there I really want - whether it be with a non-profit organization or a government agency.  I know it'll take some time to get where I want to be but I'm willing to work hard and be patient.  I can't really ask much more of myself, right?  The Boyfriend left a homemade latte for me on the kitchen table before he left for work.  Molly is happy and popcorning like crazy in her new home.  And I'm in my pj's editing beautiful photos (and blogging!).  So far, this self-employment thing is off to a great start.


19 Comments:

  1. so excited for you and proud of you as you follow your heart and your dream - nothing but good wishes for 2012!

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  2. That is so fantastic. If I had any type of skills at all, I'd love to be self-employed!

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  3. Welcome to the self-employed world lady! Population awesome! It can be scary but you'll be thanking your lucky stars that you don't have to do something you don't love everyday!
    xx
    Z

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  4. Awesome!! I'm happy that it's off to a good start!

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  5. YAY for chasing after your dreams! That's what life is all about!

    xoxo

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  6. how awesome! congratulations and good luck!

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  7. I'm working furiously to get to a point where I can quit my job and go after what I really want - I'm both envious and so happy that you're able to go after yours :)

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  8. So excited for you! And you're not unemployed - you're actively working right now! Congrats!

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  9. Congrats on your first day of self employment! There's absolutely no other way for you to think of it. You're an amazing photographer and you are going to rock the face off of your new venture!

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  10. that is so exciting!! hope your business grows large and fast girlie!! best of luck

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  11. Congrats!! What a lovely day, indeed: PJs, homemade latte from your sweet Barista, editing and waking up in a new city. Not too shabby, missy. :) Best of luck in San Fran!

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  12. How fantastic! Isn't it the best to be excited by changes in life? I'm sure you'll book more photography and then word will start getting around and you'll be flat out in no time.

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  13. Congrats Stephanie! It's always nice to see fellow lawyers pursuing their passion and still somehow also finding space in their lives for the legal profession :) You're an inspiration to me. Cheers!

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  14. Congrats on your self-employment! How exciting!

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  15. good luck with the self-employment! I hope someday I will have the confidence to do that as well.

    Hope you had a wonderful New Year!

    Check out my blog for a review of V Nunes jewelry, thanks ;)

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  16. I am so happy for you! It is so great that you are starting to live out your dreams. Your photos are so amazing, I bet you are going to be a very busy person!

    *Erin

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  17. Wow, congratulations! It sounds like you know what you're doing, and kudos for doing what you're truly passionate about!

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  18. This is so awesome, Stephanie!!! I am so excited for you :) Self-employment sounds wonderful (there truly is even something wonderful about the scary parts, too!)...something I have big dreams & plans for in the next couple of years for myself! Congrats, girl!!! XO brynn

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  19. Congratulations Stephanie! That is truly awesome! You are a driven woman, I'm sure you'll reach your goals.

    Reese

    http://rambleswithreese.blogspot.com
    http://rambleswithreese.etsy.com

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