Soooo.. let me tell ya'll about THE KYNDRA TATE. I met her when I was working one of my first creative 9-5's. We both kind of clicked if you know what I mean. We didn't know each other that well but we kind of just got each other. The more we talked the more we realized that we had a lot in common. We liked our job don't get us wrong, but it just wasn't fulfilling. Looking back on that job we both understand that we didn't realize what we had. We had a great job, with good benefits, and amazing people. We truly didn't have any reason to complain but something was off.

It felt like we were being called in a different direction. No matter what we did it never seemed like anyone above us appreciated or liked our work. It made us feel like we weren't creatives, just a clog in a corporate machine. So one day we decided to grab lunch at one our favorite restaurants, Sweet Peppers Deli, and we just talked. Talked about everything our lives, love of graphic design and photography. We both agreed that we were happy... just not satisfied. But why?

I describe myself as a spiritual person and it felt like something was tugging us in a different direction. My mom always said this scripture to me " Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."- Hebrews 11:1. Kyndra and both agreed it was time to step out on faith. It was time to trust our talent and no longer be a clog in a machine. So we left.. we left our good paying jobs for other adventures. I went my separate way and Kyndra went hers. We hoped to find our happiness somewhere but we knew it wasn't there. We still grabbed lunch as Sweet Peppers when we could and we talked about where we were in our lives and that's when we decided. "Should we just go into business together?" said Kyndra. "What?" I said choking on my southern club sandwich (if you have a Sweet Peppers near you, you should try it out. It's good.) "Are you serious?" I said.

"Jess.. we both aren't happy and we want the same things so why not?" said Kyndra "Well.. " I said. "You do have a point" That's when Creative Dye Jess and Capture and Caption was born. We both have our separate businesses but we are one in the same. Kyndra and I work well together and if I do say so myself we make a great team. We've been booking clients. Actual clients! People that want to work with us and admire our work. We get to set our own hours, we get full creative control and we get to just create.

Now, I'm not saying things have been easy because they haven't but I will tell you that it has been so worth it. I never thought in a million years that I would be an entrepreneur, but here I am. I never liked being told what to do, but I was under the illusion that was how life was "suppose" to be. You find a job you like and you just work until you die. However, life took me on a different path. I realized that I get to choose my own path. In the words of one of my favorite poets Robert Frost, "two roads diverged in a wood, and I-took the one less traveled by. And that was made all the difference."