Ten years ago, I was stressed out and felt like a zombie. I was teaching full-time, pursuing my Master's degree, and working as a Teaching Assistant to get my Master's paid for. I remember clicking "send" from my parent's computer one spring day and sending in my last paper. I sat, stunned, unsure of what to do with myself after this schedule dictated my life for two years. I literally cried, staring at the screen. I felt completely lost. I spent the summer trying to do things that I used to love, things to make me happy. I remembered how much I loved photography, so as a gift to myself for graduating graduate school, I bought a pricey camera (Nikon d200 with 18-200 VR lens for $2600!) Now, I needed to pay for it. I decided I would start a photography business. Ten years later (and 5 camera bodies later), that business has brought me on a journey I could never have imagined. Today marks the 10 year anniversary of starting that business. I decided to sit down and share some of my insights into what business has taught me, how to become successful, and what I hope to accomplish these next ten years.