Ever Wanted to Quit? Yeah, me too. | Dakota Chasity Photography


When it comes to being an artist, I can’t remember a time in my life when I haven’t wanted to love people & be a storyteller of some sort.

When it comes to being a small business owner, there are many days I’ve wanted to quit.

I don’t think anyone likes admitting or saying that out loud, but most of us have probably thought that at least once doing whatever it is that we do for a job.

I love my clients. I love adventuring. I love hearing the sweet words my clients have said about their galleries. I love all of the memories I have of being a part of their most special days. I love that I’ve turned my craft into a means to provide for my family. But, boy are there hard days too. There are days I’ve wondered if I chose the right path. There are days I’ve wondered how I was going to make ends meet. There are days that I don’t see results for all of my efforts. There are days that I am plain freaking exhausted. There are days that I feel like I can’t keep up with this industry. There are days that I’ve had to make some serious sacrifices to accomplish my goals. No one likes to talk about it because it sounds negative or maybe even because it makes you feel incompetent.

But guess what? I am still here. I’m still here after 7 years and making it work. Am I where I want to be? No. Is it hard? Yeah. Is it worth it? Heck yeah.