So I did a very big thing this past Friday. Like ginormous, humongous, and life changing. With a furrowed brow you make be asking. “Well, what is it ,Tierney?”
Drum roll, please..........On Friday, I left my job as an administrative assistant so that I could pursue my dream job as the owner of my own photography business on a full time basis. So much thought and prayer has went into this decision ,and I truly am so grateful for the support of my friends, family, and co-workers.
It’s a thought I had been battling with for months. My husband and I bought our first home this summer which drastically added to my commute time. Simultaneously, my business was experiencing an awesome period of growth. For months, I have been trying to juggle working 60 plushour weeks. Between running my business and working full time, I honestly haven’t had time for the things that truly matter to me. During the summer I also bean reading Lara Casey's “Make It Happen”. I realized how drained, tired, and exhausted I was from trying to do it all and be all. God didn’t design me to be all and do all for everyone. I also realized I just wasn’t living a life that I would be proud of when I was 80. I didn’t have any time for family or friends. I haven’t even been able to see my parents and other family members who live fairly close by in months. We haven't been able to really see my husband's family in South Carolina. We both have felt stretched too thin. We knew something had to change.
During this time, I also realized one of the biggest things holding me back was from chasing this dream of mine was ME. You see, with a decision like this comes hurdles of fear. I had to jump over these hurdles before making this decision. My brain played the what if game. But after much thought and prayer, I realize this is what I NEED to do right now. I love being able to serve people well through my business. I truly love my clients and am SO honored that I get to be the one to capture their life’s most intimate, spectacular moments. I have no doubt this is my calling.
What I am doing may seem a little crazy to some. I know it is leap of faith. It takes a lot of trust in God, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I am so very thrilled about this decision and the future of Tierney Riggs Photography. Thanks so much for all of your support!