Make friends! Having people in the industry that understand you will make all the difference. The truth is that you will most likely lose some, if not all, of your friends because of your strange schedule. So, having a support system like mine who I can meet with every Wednesday morning, will save you from bailing when you’re starting to think that you can’t hack it. I have three photographer friends that have become like family; we chat, we joke, we complain, but everyone is just true to themselves. I wouldn’t be who I am without them.