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« on: April 01, 2015, 11:41 »
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Five years ago on April Fools / Good Friday I was cut from my job. Even when stock drives me crazy I am blessed to have had so much time with my family! Here is to another five years  ;D


« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2015, 12:10 »
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Five years ago on April Fools / Good Friday I was cut from my job. Even when stock drives me crazy I am blessed to have had so much time with my family! Here is to another five years  ;D

Congratulations and continued success.  :)

« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2015, 15:20 »
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Congrats!  Sounds like the fools were the ones that fire you.  Glad you made a success of it and wishing you much more in future. 
:)

« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2015, 15:24 »
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Congrats!  I remember when you posted about this on the istock forum 5 years ago :)  Things always happen for a reason.  Best of luck on the next 5!

« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2015, 16:37 »
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Thanks Daniel and the rest of you! Time with the family, do what I love, meet new people. Can it get any better?

No Free Lunch

« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2015, 18:59 »
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Posts like this is why I joined MSG years ago- we need more success stories to keep the light bright!  :)


« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2015, 01:27 »
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Congrats! I wish I had the courage to do it.. or should happens to myself what happened to you  ;D

« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2015, 01:29 »
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five years ago i started shooting for iStock while running my graphic design firm. last year i closed the corporation and retired to coastal northern california with a nice steady income (less than 2012 but still fine) and now enjoying life in the redwoods shooting stock and video stock and fine art photos. bought a nice rustic home for cash, paid off alimony and now debt free.

« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2015, 03:19 »
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Congrats! I started five years and 3 months ago after I was fired and even as I work more and earn less than before I don't regret it.

Gio

« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2015, 05:05 »
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Congrats!

I left my day job 7 years ago, in the meantime I visited 50 countries and lived with a backpack on my shoulder (and a camera in my hands) for at least 5 years in total.

That's life!

Keep on uploading! :D

« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2015, 05:27 »
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The most fantastic job ever I do love it every day more


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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2015, 07:23 »
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Love these inspiring stories! It keeps me inspired thanks for sharing

« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2015, 08:49 »
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Congrats to you all! You all just made my day 😊


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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2015, 11:08 »
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Same here.

5 years ago the boss took off with the payroll and all of a sudden I was over qualified, over weight and over 50.

Picked up my camera learned some photoshop skills and never looked back. I think now it might have been the best thing to happen to me in a long time.

I took up cave photography and birding by kayak and have lost almost 100 lbs. I have learned to be braver and how to get myself in and out and up and down on a rope!

I've been able to spend the last best years with my grandma's (Both are 90) and the new first best years with my grandchildren.
I'm a tourist in my own state and country and am getting paid for it. (I don't need a lot :) )

For all the grumbling we do, it's still the best gig around.

Happy Trails everyone!
Ginger
www.photographoregon.com

« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2015, 11:21 »
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LOVE that post, Ginger!

« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2015, 12:27 »
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That's great to hear John. I'm nearly 6 years full time now and I love it too. The freedom in lifestyle just can't be beat.

shudderstok

« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2015, 13:07 »
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Thanks John for posting this thread. It is so refreshing to hear something positive in this forum and the ensuing happy stories that follow. I too have been full time shooting stock for many years.

Ginger... Go girl go.


« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2015, 03:49 »
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I love this job, I love the photography and the freedom to do what i love.
To me this is the best described in one Confucius quote: "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

P.S. This is the best MSG post :)

« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2015, 06:13 »
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Five years ago on April Fools / Good Friday I was cut from my job. Even when stock drives me crazy I am blessed to have had so much time with my family! Here is to another five years  ;D

Congrats and good to hear it!!

« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2015, 06:13 »
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I love this job, I love the photography and the freedom to do what i love.
To me this is the best described in one Confucius quote: "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

P.S. This is the best MSG post :)

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« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2015, 07:33 »
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Just spent 12 days shooting in the Florida Keys Now I kick back listen to music and podcasts and do the editing and uploading. Like all the other great stories we can say just keep at it and push yourself to do better and learn more.

« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2015, 14:07 »
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Thanks John for posting this thread. It is so refreshing to hear something positive in this forum and the ensuing happy stories that follow. I too have been full time shooting stock for many years.

Ginger... Go girl go.

Same here good to read something positive.

Tryingmybest

  • Stand up for what is right
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2015, 21:50 »
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A very timely post. We needed to hear a success story.  8)

Uncle Pete

« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2015, 21:55 »
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And ask yourself, when was the last time a message got 40 plus / agree like this? At least there's still some hope for the self sufficient, working individuals, like so many people here. It's not easy but independence based on ones own initiative is a welcome reward.

A very timely post. We needed to hear a success story.  8)

« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2015, 00:33 »
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Beautiful stories.
Thank You for sharing, photofriends.


 

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