14 June 2008

FREEDOM.AND.A.TRIBUTE.TO.TUPAC.

it's time for us as a people to start makin' some changes
change the way we eat
change the way we live
change the way we treat each other...


that's just it. it is time for change. and as of this past wednesday, the 11th of june, the year 2008, around hi-noon, change is in order.

i quit my job. retired my cubicle. cut the chain. over the past year, the scales have shifted from part-time business owner, to full time professional photographer.

it is something i had thought thru with great intention. i had many conversations with my bride, with mentors, with friends, with fellow photographers, and i settled in that now was the time. having been incredibly blessed by the clients that have chosen to invite carlie & i into their stories, and by the friends & colleagues that have been there to spur me on, i felt the direction of my heart shift. and the only thing holding me back was fear. fear that the handful of clients that value me & my work would be the last on the planet. fear that a steady paycheck is the only way to stay on top of the bills. fear that God would not show up.

so i faced my fear, and i couldn't be more excited. so again, thank you to my amazing bride, for your support, love, and creative inspiration. thank you to my clients, for letting me in. thank you to my family & friends for being there to simply know me... to really 'know' me.

i plan on leveraging this change to create the most possible value. my intent is to thoughtfully make decisions because they are the right decision, and not just because the task may seem urgent. i think what excites me more than anything is the new freedom i now have, to choose.

because even just enjoying the story, is a choice. enjoy the story.

and make sure to check back tomorrow for a very special blog post...

18 comments:

  1. Congrats on FULL-TIME! :) That's awesome.

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  2. Hey Gabriel,

    I've been "stalking" you guys on cyberspace and I guess it's time to let you know that. Someone once said that even though change might be scary, it's the only constant in life.

    So, congratulations on faith. Taking that leap and knowing (hoping) that God will catch you.

    He will. He did for me. He will do the same for you.

    God Bless you Both in this journey.

    (Now you get to pick which 14 hours of the day you will work!!!)

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  3. Congratulations on this new chapter of your lives together, I'm so excited to see what God does with your talents!

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  4. You've conquered the fear. That in itself it awesome. But let me be one of many and tell you that you have nothing to worry about - you are amazingly talented and I'm sure lots of people feel the same way as I do: truly blessed to have someone so awesome documenting their story.

    Here's to change...Congratulations!

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  5. I am SO excited and happy for you!! Making the leap is scary, but I have no doubts you will be a huge success! Congrats to you both!!

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  6. Congrats are in order to you! Its a scary leap, but an amazing one!! :)

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  7. YES!!! I am soooo excited for you!!! Let's go celebrate this week!
    ~Amy

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  8. congrats! i'm so excited and proud for you. i hope to do the same someday in the near future. can't wait to see all the exciting new stories that come your way.

    much love
    sarah

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  9. What a brave and exciting decision! Congratulations on taking your business to the next level. You won't look back and regret it :)

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  10. What a brave and exciting decision! Congratulations on taking your business to the next level. You won't look back and regret it :)

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  11. MUCH CONGRATS!!!!! Seriously... it's going to be so nice when Cat can quit her Urological Graphic Design job.. (yes, you heard that right!) and we can have two hands at home to handle all the stress! :-D

    You guys are such an inspiration!!!!!!!!!
    Much love from [C+D]

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  12. Hi Guys,
    Its Jeff & Ashley Rose! WOW your blog is awesome,seriously we have no doubt that you guys will be A-MAZ-INGLY successful!!!!! You both are soooooo talented : )
    Congrats! We would love to take you guys out to dinner soon, i will email you guys !
    Much LOVE,

    The Roses

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  13. congrats, that's impressive! :)

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  14. Congrats! I'm so proud of you guys! It's gonna be a great ride! TIme to celebrate!

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  15. you two will do awesome!!!! we know it and the world will soon know it!!!! we love you guys! may God bless you both and your business!!!

    ROCK.IT.OUT!!!!

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  16. OMGoodness ... SUPER congrats!!
    Very Proud of you guys!!
    AWSOME!!

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  17. OMGoodness ... SUPER congrats!!
    Very Proud of you guys!!
    AWSOME!!

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  18. Gabriel - I met you at the San Diego PUG, I was the guy with the magnetic business card... I wanted to say congrats on this HUGE decision. I am pursuing photography part-time and I'm hoping it can be my only income someday too. I am blessed in my current job, it's just not photography. Maybe both part-time???

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