There are times in your life where things happen that are out of your control. Sometimes, those things stack up and it feels like “Man, this is just too much. I need help.” I’m an optimistic person, but I recently encountered this situation. It wasn’t so much one thing, but more of a domino effect. Don’t worry, everything worked out OK in the end. I was just dealing with some unexpected personal issues and needed to cash in on a lifeline.
If I’m being honest, photography can be a lonely profession. Your colleagues are also your competitors, which can be a tough road for any friendship. But what I’ve found over the past several years is that I’ve been able to collect kindness from from my “competitors.” I’ve found the most amazing group of people to call on. When I need a hand, these people step up and have absolutely no ulterior motives.
I pride myself on my character. I try to always do what’s best for each person, not just for my business. And while I know that’s not necessarily the smartest business practice, it’s the kindest human practice. When I need help, I have a group of women who will step in without thinking twice.
I realized that I’ve built a tribe of people from all walks of life who are willing to step up for me, and it goes without saying that I would do the same for them. Not everyone has a strong group to lean on during their times of need. I have just been thinking about how blessed and eternally grateful I am. So I just wanted to take a moment to shout out to all those who have helped me over the years, who have been there for me and made things less crazy. I couldn’t do it without you!
sofi seck photography