The papers are in! As of January 10th we are officially, official. We took a leap on faith and legal ownership of the name of Jakiera's Eye Photography, LLC. Now, some may think this just means we sold ourselves to the devil, the IRS. Nope! What this means is, we have opened up the doors of opportunities for our business and positioned ourselves to service a larger market; all while filing our taxes legally. Next, we'll apply for any proper licenses and consider getting bonded for business security.
Personally, taking this step is affirmation to myself that I've outgrown the "hobby" of photography. It means that I'm blocking out family members who have questioned my efforts as a late-teen, "why waste money on registering a business, more equipment, and college education when something like photography is just a hobby?" It means that I believe in myself and my passion more than my need to be supported by friends and loved ones. It means that I'm ready to overcome fear and live my true authentic life. Lastly, it means that I'm ready to feed my purpose. by serving The Greater Globe and contributing to the greater good.
So, let the festivities begin. I hope that my supporters and devotees are excited about this journey that we're entering because I am ecstatic! When I look into the future I envision many things. but I'm most excited about the day that majority of media sources recognize The Devalued as people of The Greater Globe (women, children, homeless, queer, minorities) and society treats them as such.
If I had one gift, one purpose, then I'd like to believe that one was to contribute to society providing unity and love through the art of photography.