When Life Gives You Lemons

Well 2020, we’re off to quite a start, aren’t we?

This year was meant to be filled with so much excitement and anticipation for some incredibly special and life changing events – I was marrying my love, we were taking a trip of a lifetime, and I was finally laying the foundations to pursue my dream of doing photography full time.
Enter COVID-19.

This unexpected time at home, which has seemly become our new normal, brought me extra time I didn’t even realize I was missing before. I was no longer commuting 1.5 hours a day during Dallas rush hour (I’m looking at you, 635), which I welcomed by becoming completely consumed in how to improve my craft, become a better business owner, and ultimately put together a plan to LOVE and SERVE others better. Most nights and weekends through quarantine, after finishing my responsibilities for my full time job for the day, you could find me pouring my heart into my little business.
So I had (/have!) big business goals post quarantine. One being I would blog every. single. session, hence this little blog was born! I never envisioned or planned for posts to be so personal (let’s be real honest – I’m no blogger blogger), but this IS my little space on the internet and I feel compelled to share. 🙂

It has been truly heartbreaking to see the severe impact COVID-19 has had on families, businesses, and the economy. I’ve often felt like I’m in a bad dream and can’t wake up. I’ve read all the statistics about those diagnosed, the unemployment rate…I never envisioned it would happen to me.

They say bad things come in threes – it’s been quite the triple-whammy for us this year. We ultimately made the decision to postpone our wedding, my fiancé’s beloved grandmother passed, and I learned that I would be getting laid off from my full time job, almost immediately. When it rains, it pours, I suppose.

I have loved and served a non-profit organization near and dear to my heart for 6 years – it has been all I’ve known my professional life. In a sense, I felt like I “grew up” there. Since establishing Rebecca Tripp Photo, LLC in 2018, I could feel myself itching for something more, ready for a new adventure.

I sat on the patio with my sweet fiancé waiting for the dreaded “email” that may or may not come. I will never forget telling him, “If I get laid off, this is God telling me it’s time to fly.”

Well my friends, it’s time to fly. This is just the little nudge I needed to take the biggest leap of faith in my entire life. I’m thrilled to announce I will be taking Rebecca Tripp Photo, LLC FULL TIME! Words can’t even begin to express my excitement to fully start this new adventure. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t absolutely terrified as well, but I know in my heart this is the right decision. I cannot wait to love and serve you!

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  1. […] For my first year, I ran my business part time while still working for a non-profit organization full time. At the beginning of 2020, it was on my heart to leave my current job and take my business full time, I just had no idea how and I was absolutely terrified to take the leap. Thankfully, divine intervention (hello, God!) came in. I can honestly say getting laid off was the best thing that has ever happened to me. I wasn’t quite sure how at the time, but one way or another, I was going full time with my photography business. Read about my full time announcement here! […]

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