Rule #2: Imagine it
What does a knock-the-ball-out-of-the-park life look like for you? What is the career that seems so incredible you think it’s almost criminal to have it? What is the dream you don’t allow yourself to even consider because it seems too unrealistic, frivolous, or insane? Start envisioning it. That’s the beginning of having it.
My thoughts… to me, the perfect life would be me, Neil, 2 or 3 kids, and 2 dogs living in 2 store house that I designed in my hometown. I’d be a full time photographer, working part time as some sort of nurse. I want to use my degree but it’s not what I want to be for the rest of my life. Neil would be a high school health and PE teacher at our county high school, couching the varsity boys’ basketball team. Our kids would be active in their schools and our family would be active in my hometown church. In my perfect life, I’d be a full time photographer and part time nurse. What would be awesome if if I could JUST be a photographer and still be able to help Neil support our family in the life we’d like to live. Neil being a teacher isn’t going to get us far….that’s why I’ll most likely practice as a nurse as well. Which will be OK since I like working in the medical field. Reaching further, if I could practice as a nurse anesthetist or a women’s health nurse practitioner specializing in midwifery, all the while still being a photographer?!? That would ROCK! But let’s be honest and practical here. There’s only one of me :/