Being that headshots are typically used to further one’s career, I hear a lot about people’s jobs. What they do for a living, how they got into it, and what they like/don’t like. One thing I’ve learned is that a person’s overall happiness is definitely affected by whether or not they enjoy job. Here at the studio we’ve encountered people who are getting headshots because they are going down a completely new path, with a different career in their future. Here’s an inspiring story about how it’s never too late to follow your heart.
When I first started working here at City Headshots, I met someone who’s story has always stuck with me. Louise Heller came in looking for some headshots, and I had the opportunity to do her makeup and work with her on her shoot. As I was doing her makeup, I began asking her about her acting career. It turns out that Louise was on her sabbatical - she’s an English professor here in New York. She told me that when she was growing up she loved acting, and wanted to pursue it as a career. Her parents, on the other hand, urged her to look into a more conventionally successful career that would offer a bit more stability. Louise followed her parents advice and said that although she enjoyed teaching, her passion has always been acting.
She told me that while on her sabbatical she was really diving into acting, and following what her heart has been telling her this whole time. It was so refreshing to hear her story; there are so many people who fall into a career just because they hear “the money’s good.” Forget the money. Forget the plan everyone else has for you. It’s never to late to change your path in life.
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