I Started My First Company at 20.



I had a bit of anxiety this morning when I was driving to a shoot. When I was twenty, I started my first business. I had a fashion brand producing locally made clothing and jewelry. As a young entrepreneur, I was ambitious and thankfully my upbringing had instilled in me this confidence and natural creativity that I expressed through this company. I built this baby of a business from my bedroom and eventually had a studio in DTLA. After nurturing this business for several years, I was OVER the emotional roller coaster of running a business, lost the passion to create and knew it wasn't going to grow financially. This experience was a crash course to entrepreneurship and was completely humbling. I made my first adult decision to "let go" of this company which eventually led me to my current profession as a photographer. The universe recently has been gifting me with these moments where my past + present experiences come full circle.



To go into this building five years later for a job as a photographer is significant. The anxiety is a reminder of the struggles I've had. After the lovely shoot today, I was filled with gratitude. I made the decision that changed the trajectory of my life in this building and that ultimately led me to pursue a more fulfilling creative career. I'm in such a magical moment in my personal and professional life where everything is aligned and purposeful. Sharing this personal and lengthy post because it's cliche but true that "everything happens for a reason" All our experiences, good or bad, allows us grow and places us into where we are meant to be πŸ’πŸ»πŸ’»πŸ“ΈπŸ™πŸΌπŸŒΏβœ¨#elevatedandaligned

Post originally from @kristine.lo