What was I thinking?
I had just moved my family across the state to a town where I had no job. I had some connections, and some potential opportunities- but nothing was guaranteed. I'm 24 years old, and my wife was a stay at home mom for our 2 kids- a two year old boy and a one year old girl. We had enough savings to last a few months, maybe.
I did have one thing though that had nothing to do with money- I had ambition. Deep within me was a desire to be better at my craft, no matter what. I wanted it so badly that I was willing to leave my previous job and move to a city where I knew almost no one just to give it a shot.
That hunger to get better carried me as I did the very best I could with every opportunity- small and large. Everyone I worked for could see my desire to improve, and I was so fortunate that they were willing to overlook the things I didn't know in order to help me get to where I wanted to go.
Several years later, Lincoln is the place I now call home. I owe so much to those who were willing to give me a chance. I'm so thankful for them.
I could have never imagined the adventures that lied ahead when I was sitting on the floor in an empty apartment. Even then I knew that creating videos is more than a passion- it's what I was meant to do.
So what was I thinking? I was thinking the same thing then that I think now: how can I get better at my craft today?
Moving to Lincoln was the best decision I ever made. The risks were obvious. But looking back now I am so glad I took them. My wife and I are so incredibly excited to raise our 3 kids here (we added one since we moved).
From a career standpoint, over the years we've lived in Lincoln I've created or been a part of creating videos that have had an impact far greater than I could have ever imagined. I got to work for an awesome video production company called Reliant Studios, and I've also got a wide variety of other experience as a freelancer, photographer, and marketing specialist. Currently I'm a full-time video maker at Lincoln Berean Church- where I get to create art that impacts souls. It's an incredible job where I have a true sense of purpose in my work and I'm so thankful to be where I'm at.
I am still available for hire for certain freelance work if it's the right fit. But there's only 24 hours in a day, and with a family and a full-time job, my availability is limited. That being said, I still would love to at least hear about opportunities and see if it works for my schedule. Beyond actual freelance work- I love giving advice for video production needs, and I'm always more than happy to share my story and and inspire anyone who wants to pursue their passions.
If you're interested in hiring me for a freelance project (including weddings), please click the "contact" button on the navigation bar above!