Go Ahead.. Let Go.. It Might Be the Best Thing For You.

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You know when it’s time.. to let go.

It’s never (or rarely) easy to let go of thing in our lives that are important to us.  I know it’s not for me.

I’ve had  big dreams wrapped up in my ideas and it can be painful to let those dreams go.  Believe me, I know.

You may or may not know that for almost 15 years I was a professional wedding photographer.  I started immediately after college and LOVED it.  It was so fun and creative and I went many years with those big dreams in mind for my business.  And it did well.  I was never crazy busy, but that was OK, it was plenty.

And then it wasn’t.  In 2008 it just stopped, literally stopped.  I was shooting less than 1/4 what I was prior to that and could barely keep my head above water.  I did everything I could think of to salvage the business- got on my knees to pray, changed up my packages, hired an expensive consultant..

But nothing changed. The next year was just as bad.  So I started to think God was answering my prayer..just not the way I wanted.  It hurt, I had tried so hard and fought..but I had to let go. I cried about it, even mourned the loss of what felt like my identity.

But here I am.. stronger.. grateful…loving that I have my Saturday’s back (you don’t KNOW how much I love having my Saturdays back).

It’s been several years and the further I get from it I am amazed that I held on so tight.

Go ahead.. let go.. it might be the best thing for you.

What have you let go of lately?

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  1. says

    This message is quite timely for me. I am struggling to juggle many things and it might just be time to let some of it go, difficult as it is.

    I just want to hug Ashley. I remember how painful letting go of homeschooling was for me!

  2. Cindy says

    We still cherish our wedding photos! I am so glad you were a part of our special day. You are an awesome photographer. One of my favorites is of you with hubby and I. You will always hold a special place in my heart. Thanks!!

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