Do you ever have a dream? I have a dream. It involves photography and art. Mainly photography though!
Stop calling it a dream and start calling it a plan!
I have a vision to set up my own business. A business specializing in portrait photography. I know that a teenager can dream but it won’t work unless they do. I also know that I can’t achieve results if I think about what I want to use instead of utilizing the sources I have now. I have a blog, this can work as a website. I have a Facebook page, a way to connect with potential clients.
It took a lightning bolt for me to realise actually how hard I need to work to achieve my dreams. That lightning bolt belonged to my mum! She is my biggest cheerleader and i definitely would not be where I am now without her. It took her telling me what her concerns were for me to wake up. I used to work REALLY hard on a photography diploma. I couldn’t handle it. I ended up burning myself out. Mum helped me sort it out and now that I don’t have that massive pressure on me I came to a complete standstill. YouTube became my best friend. I was only giving 10% of my time to work and the other 90% was being wasted thinking about something that I don’t need to worry about yet. I have always been messy but it was reaching a point where my family were all telling me to tidy my stuff up. My mum always told me I left a trail of mess wherever I went.
I needed to change! I couldn’t go on like this. I couldn’t not work. I have a GCSE to revise for, I have an art BTech to complete and a photography diploma to complete. I couldn’t afford to waste anymore time thinking just about my comfort. So I have made a plan, a schedule for my life.
There are certain things I want to incorporate into my life.
- Earlier wake up time. I figure if I wake up earlier it will give me more time for me.
- A set schedule for each day. I have a very off schedule at the moment and I can’t keep going with it.
- Exercise each day. I already spend at least half an hour each day walking but I would like to incorporate stretching into my routine
- Have a set routine
- Make more time for God
- Less time on YouTube and more time studying
- Less time thinking and more time working.
- A blog post each week about my photography or art
I know this is going to be hard. I have spent the last two weeks doing whatever I want. Not anymore!
Each week I will be aiming to upload a post each Thursday evening about my art from that week or my photography from that week. Potentially I may upload a blog post every other Friday as well. This would be a blog post about moments or memories from that week.