|A goal acheived|
|Look to the future that fine but don't forget to enjoy the present too|
Sure on paper my life was exciting, I stayed in amazing hotels, LA was almost my second home. Id been everywhere from Monte Carlo to Japan but whilst my passport filled up, I felt emptier and emptier.
The thing I had forgotten whilst racing from one challenge to another is that life isn't just about the destination, it really is about the journey. This may sound cliched but a fabulous career wont keep you warm at night or make you laugh until a little bit of wee comes out and yes its lovely to be able to afford designer handbags but they are just bags (my little girl uses my Louis Vuiton Cherry bag to carry her Sylvanian toys in now)
|Filming in LA for Sony|
I had brought a beautiful little house near the sea and was hardly ever in it. I wanted to do the garden, see friends.I still needed to be creative and also needed to make a living but increasingly I started to wonder if there was another way to achieve this.
I'm sure many people thought I was mad when I walked away from my "career" to set up my own photography business but for me I knew the time was right for a whole new direction.
|Setting up my own business was the way forward for me|
|Savouring the in between|
Rather than doing one all consuming job Ive learnt that I prefer to have a portfolio carear which allows me to do a few things to pay the bills. It keeps things fresh for me and I don't get as obsessed over work as I used to. If things go quiet on the photography front, the Vintage Pamperbox keeps me busy and visa versa. I love writing and am fortunate to get paid to do bits and pieces for magazines and publishers but my blog brings me the most joy and that hardly pays a dime.Its all about balance and I think I may have started to get it right.
|Its a world away from the glamour of my old job but I'm loving ever moment|
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