Leaving 2015, and coming into 2016...
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Friday, January 01, 2016
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Wow...Its January 1st, 2016! 

     Let me start by saying, 2015 was an amazing year, personally, business wise, and experience wise. I met some crazy awesome people, took photographs of some amazing people I never thought I would have the chance to work with, experienced things in 2015 that I had never thought I would experience, and I was offered things in life that I never ever thought were possible. It had its up and downs, but, more ups than it did downs. 

I must say, I am tearing up thinking about the things I want to say in this blog post. First, I must say this, THANK YOU. I don't think I can ever say thank you enough to all of my amazing, loving, caring clients. You guys make everything I do possible. You guys push me to become a better person. You guys push me to treat people better than ever. You guys push me to show people love and compassion. You guys push me to make my work better and better each session. You guys push me to be the person that I have become. I wouldn't be the person that I am today for you guys have personally touched my life. Each of my clients, which are more like my friends, have left something with me that makes me think of aspects in my life that I can do better as a person. You guys have given me purpose. 

For the longest time, I have felt as if I am a person with no purpose. I would wake up each day, and do daily tasks like a normal person would do, but I would find myself asking, "what is the purpose of doing this...?" Now I know my purpose...

Through high school, I was pretty much a loner. I didn't participate in many functions, I didn't fit in with kids in my school, and I didn't click with kids my age. I felt as if I was an oddball and a person who would always be an outcast from the group of "normal" kids. I would always do my own thing and worry about what I needed to do to get through each day. I felt alone, I felt sad, and I felt lost. Till now that is...

Now that I have all of my clients who have become like friends and family, I feel like I have found out I am a person who has purpose. Each day I wake up knowing that there is a person out there awaiting for me to photograph their child, family, wedding, or event. I wake up knowing that people can't wait to work with me. When I come to terms with those things, I don't feel alone, sad, or lost. I feel happy, I feel full of emotions that make me feel like I am loved by many, and I feel found because I know my purpose in this life. To give you guys images to cherish for years to come. 

You guys have helped me find my purpose in life...and for that, again, THANK YOU. 

2016 is finally here. I have many big changes coming to the business this year, and I cannot wait to share them with you guys for I know you're going to love them as well. 

I love you guys with all of my heart. You make me feel like I have purpose, you make me feel wanted, and you make me feel loved. You guys inspire me to do what I do. 

Heres to an amazing 2016 year for both you and I.

-Much Love

Austin J. Pekarek

P.S- all my sessions are going to be featured on the blog from here on out! 

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