“Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.”
Twenty fourteen: One winter had lapsed since my family’s epic move from Bucks County, PA to the Catskill Mountains of New York State.
My organic tea business was slow, made slower by the ever-demanding requirements of New York State. I had to build/rent a commercial kitchen or shut down my online store, which distributed tea worldwide. This was not a realistic requirement, so I downsized, selling my wares to local markets and restaurants.
I started supplementing tea sales with photo sessions for friends that told me “I had a good eye.” I moonlighted as a reporter. I started this blog, with big plans for it to be an image-heavy online magazine. I never made a penny from this blog. The only way it was ever “monetized” was when someone found me online and hired me to take their photo. In 2017, I closed down Traveler’s Tea for good. Full steam ahead with my lens and pen.
Before I knew it, my dreams of being a paid writer and photographer and even a published poet come true.
I do have one more (career) dream left. I want to be a filmmaker, to tell stories that no-one has yet to hear. To document life, raw and real, here in the mountains. Field of Dreams: “Build it and they will come.” So I am building Catskill Media, a professional photography and video production company. Please check out my latest website, CatskillMedia.com, to see my offerings and check out the latest releases.
Peace, love and good health to all reading this,