As an entrepreneur, the path to a successful business and 'ideal' clients is almost always a winding and bumpy one. My dream business is to capture honest, high-quality images for families through relaxed, natural-light photography sessions.
But recently my path crossed that of Maria's. A few years ago, Maria Kurylo left a position with the federal government to pursue her life's dream and went into business for herself. She requested my photography services to capture some images for her new website. Although not the direction I thought my path should take me, it was an opportunity I felt compelled to explore.
If you visit Maria's website (mariakurylo.com) and read about her journey, you'll be struck by her honesty and personal bravery. Like so many of us, she grew up being told she could be whatever she wanted - but never quite knowing what 'whatever' was. After university she landed what most new grads would consider a 'dream' job in the federal government. Security, good pay, full benefits - she was set for life. She started her family. But a restlessness told her there must be more.
Maria did what most of us so often dream of doing but don't often have the strength or personal conviction to pursue. She walked away from it all - the secure job, the great salary - and followed her heart.
I often shake my head in wonderment. Laughing at how far I have strayed from my path, but knowing that it was simply the journey I needed to take to find my way home to my heart.
After a lot of hard work and perseverance Maria is now a certified Energy Healer, a Spiritual Guide and trained Priestess. She offers her services through Private Energy Sessions, Sacred Sisterhood Woman Circles and a Sacred Evolution Group Program.
Maria is an entrepreneur, a mother, a dreamer and a beautiful human being. It was a privilege to work with her to capture such honest and compelling images. If you're interested in Maria's work, I encourage you to visit her website www.mariakurylo.com
As for me, I shall continue to follow my path - wherever it shall lead me.
Until next time,