This year has been a great one for Stories Told Media. In January of 2016, I chose to step away from substitute teaching in order to pursue video production full time. I made some BIG decisions about what I wanted for my business, and set some BIG goals to go with it.
In order to work toward those goals. I did a couple of things. First, I contacted a friend and business coach. (Shoutout to Lowell Rex of Epic Business Coaches) I shared my goals with him and met with him throughout the year in order to stay on track and to ask for help when specific issues arose.
Second, I made the REALLY TOUGH decision to send Henry to a babysitter 2-3 times per week. Even though much of my work is at home, it's just not possible to do a good job with this little cutie tugging at my heartstrings.
Choosing childcare allowed me to make time weekly for filming appointments and networking, as well as editing. Toward the end of this year, we have been enjoying the awesome perk of having my sister Marissa home with us. Since she graduated (with her MASTERS fyi!) she's been helping out with babysitting so Henry doesn't have to leave home. We are going to MISS that when she fills out her caseload in the upcoming months.
The third decision was to "go legit" . Once I decided this wasn't just a side-gig or hobby, Stories Told Media became it's own entity. Stories Told Media LLC has it's own bank account, invoices and work hours. I am trying really hard to learn all the ins and outs of small business. It's so important to me to have created this company and I can't wait to see what 2017 holds. Here's to spending the next few weeks think tanking and making some more BIG decisions that I hope will lead to another incredible year!