3 years ago today. Just 1,095 days ago, I was attending orientation for Radford University, because I had committed to their school for business. I was registering for classes, touring dorms, meeting my roommate, and getting excited for the year to come. But...something just felt off. And that's because, only 3 days later, I made a decision that would completely change the course of my life.
3 days after attending orientation, God laid on my heart that maybe the traditional path wasn't meant for me. And by that, I mean I literally woke up one morning and just KNEW this journey wasn't mine. So, I revoked my admission, forfeited all of the money we had paid and started a crazy adventure. I went full time with my business at only 17 years old.
This week, I turn 21 and am so thankful I made that terrifying decision 3 years ago. It was surrounded my voices echoing things like "but are you sure you want to forfeit an education? Your business will always be there" or "you can't make a living off of photography" or "this is one of the stupidest decisions you've ever made". I also received a 3-paragraph, MLA formatted essay of a blog comment telling me why I was going to fail. But...here I am. Hustling and chasing my dreams every day. And I'm so grateful.
Here's my story as a Monday reminder that you are never too young or too old or in too deep to change your mind and chase your dreams. You only live this life once 🙌🏻