You never know what you have until it is gone. When life is going along smoothly, many people have a tendency to take good health for granted along with every other wonderful gift that is being enjoyed at the time. However, when good health is threatened, it doesn’t take long to realise that nothing else in the world is as important or matters so much.
I do not want to see myself working too hard and breakdown one day.
After a whole year of working on two full-time jobs, being a full time Network Engineer for British Telecoms (BT), the largest Telecom PLC in UK, AND a freelance wedding photographer travelling on assignments, physically and mentally, I am tired.
Finally, I’ve decided to hand in my resignation notice to my manager. I was quite nervous at the time, not knowing what he would say. I explained to him honestly about the reasons why I am leaving and that my heart is no longer with the IT world. To my relief, he is fully supportive of my decision to go ahead and also shared with me many inspirings stories where permanent employees have handed their notices in, in order to pursue their passion.
I am a full-time professional wedding photographer now! I have never felt so happy and relieved before, for the past 12 months I have been struggling with this decision, but I am glad that I have come to this stage in life. I love what I do, and I think being a photographer is one of the best jobs in the world.
Please give me some support in my continuous journey in chasing my dream 🙂
I would like to dedicate my special thanks to these people whom I appreciate so much for their constant support.
– Lawrence Tsang (http://lawrencetsang.blogspot.com), a photographer with “heart”, thank you for your kind advice and support.
– All my friends especially Candy Wong, Wing Tat, Joanne Ng, Joseph, Su Lee, Alexis Yau, Sino & Gary McBeth, Stanley and family, Ivy Chow and Chung.
– My family in Hong Kong, and extended family in Malaysia.
– All my past, present and future clients who appreciate my work, you make it all worthwhile.
– Last but not least, my wife, Ling. Thank you so much for everything that you have done for me.
Finally, I’d like to share a quote from an amazing French photographer whom I admire greatly: Henri-Cartier Bresson.
To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy. – Henri Cartier-Bresson