This is it! This is going to be a year of firsts of many. This is my first post, on my first blog, on my first webpage ever made, about my first business ever started. Whew - now that's alot of firsts I tell ya. Right now, I am doing what most people do come the end of December. I am sitting here in front of my computer, now that the kids are finally asleep, and I get just a few moments to myself with a hot cup of tea thinking; "where do I go from here?" What is the answer to that? The truth is, I really don't know. I am running a million miles a minute, trying my best to find the balance between my family and starting up my dream, and showing my beautiful daughters that it doesn't matter what your dream is, you just have to go for it. I have been busy trying to build my portfolio, advertising everywhere, and pretty much giving away sessions. I have been potty training and photoshopping all at the same time. This new year though, I am making sure every minute counts. Even though I know that I still have a ways to go in being a professional photographer, I also know that you have to start somewhere and there is no right time. You have to make the time, and you have to start out somewhere. If you keep waiting on the right moment, and waiting to have your portfolio built before you do anything, you are going to grow old and tired of just waiting. How can you keep taking new, amazing photos if no one knows that is what you do? I realize that it will take a while, but I also realize that I don't have to give all my time away for free. After my tea gets reheated, I will be sitting back down and making my financial and personal goals for Ella Reese Photography. I will be charging a realistic price for my sessions, but not such a price that I am running myself down and not finding a balance between home and work. Just maybe putting this on paper will help take a little bit of the fear away.