There comes a time in life where you start to feel like you have momentum in your dreams. Everything just seems to fall in place and one goal gets checked off after another. I think senior year is like this…It is full of optimism, checking off goals, and looking forward to the next big step in life. But I am getting ahead of myself…
During the bleak winter months I was getting stir crazy with knowing that it would be another day of scraping my windshield and shoveling an endless amount of snow from the front door of my car after school each day. I needed something to look forward to. I wanted to feel like I was back in that mode of senior year where the world felt like it was right at my fingertips. So, I walked up to my co-kindergarten teacher and asked her, “How old is your daughter again? Do you think she’d be up for helping me out with a project?”
You see, all winter long, I had been taking class after class, reading blog after blog of affluent photographers all around the US, desperately trying to hone my skills and get better at my craft. I wanted progress. I wanted to learn. I wanted to set some outstanding goals for myself to see if I could not just meet them, but exceed them.
Then, it hit me. I wanted to dive into the world of …wait for it…SENIORS. Why had I never done this before?! What is better than meeting and hanging out with youth that are living what I wanted to feel again–optimism, momentum, and excitement? Hence, the KV Senior Spokesmodel movement was born.
Now folks, this idea was daunting. Waaaay out of my comfort zone, but I knew that if I didn’t feel uncomfortable–then I wasn’t growing in my professional or personal life. So, I reached out to this sweet soul, Amanda Penley. I pitched the KV Senior Spokesmodel idea to her and she jumped at the chance to help me start my dream.
And folks, the rest is history. I have never been busier (or happier) in my career, and I have this lady to thank! So, Amanda–thank you. Thank you for believing in me and for giving me what I was looking for all along–hope.
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