I've been an on and off photographer for the last 18 years. I said on and off because I tried to make a living out of it and the struggle of making it your bread and butter is real especially when you are living in a third world country like the Philippines. I used to shoot a lot of portraits mostly for friends and pro bono works for models just starting out.
Tons of times I contemplated on giving up on this craft and find something else. Good thing I didn't give up. One should never give up on your calling no matter what.
Today, I take wedding photos to make a living. To inspire others to continue on taking beautiful images no matter what.