I attended the Make Things Happen Conference in March and spent a lot of time thinking about what is most important to me. I had a list for sure, but one thing I KNOW weighs so heavily on my heart is my love for animals. I grew up on a farm as an only child for most of my childhood and animals were my JAM.
I KNOW that being around animals makes me happy. I KNOW that I want to do more for animal shelters and I KNOW that giving is important to me. When you know what is most important to you, it is so much easier to picture ways to MAKE IT HAPPEN. So, I came home and posted that I would be doing pet mini shoots at half my usual cost and instead of paying me, clients made a donation to the shelter.
I got to spend my time with adorable pups and help get some extra donations to an animal shelter I really care about. The more and more I dream chase, the more I believe you just have to go ahead and do what makes you happy instead of waiting for some marker of success. You like dogs? Invite a bunch over to your house! Seems pretty simple, right?!