Jessica Jay James Photography | Growing

Today I wanted to take the time to write about some upcoming changes in my life. For those of you who don't know, I joined the Buffalo Bridal Association (click on the link to get tickets!) in the fall. I did this to expand my career. I will be attending my first bridal show at the Seneca Niagara Casino. This has been such a huge process for me.

I really tried not to get stressed out while I was working on everything for this show, but I can't help it. I have never done a bridal show, let-alone one this big! I did so much research into how to prepare myself, what to bring, and what to expect. (THANK GOD I did!)

Now that everything is coming together, (I have my display, photos, pens, business cards, flyers, handouts, chalk boards, giveaways, etc.) I am starting to get extremely excited for this show! I honestly could not have done all of this without the inspiration from my grandma and the help of my parents. I cannot tell you how humbled and honored I am to have support, especially from my family. I am truly truly blessed and grateful.

A part of me is excited and doesn't want this to end. I am hoping this is a huge break-through for my career! There is always that question of failure. (What if I don't book? What if I don't reach new clientele?) Negativity can sometimes lurk in the back of my mind. But sometimes its time to turn that around.

If there is anything I learned about myself in the year of 2014, its that I tend to live free and happy when I keep a positive mind. Especially when I laugh at times I could cry, when I am a sweet girl while I am having a rough day, and when I thank all my blessings instead of asking for more.

So I want to say today that I am thankful for as far as I have come, and I am excited for the future!

Thanks for reading. <3