I can’t believe it’s the very last day of 2013. This year was probably the fastest year of my life.
I’ve never been busier, and honestly, I don’t know how I am able to balance everythigng. I am still working full time as a RN, doing photo sessions practically every weekend, and keeping up with my Etsy Shop. I have a lot of “mommy guilt”, especially when I leave Makayla on the weekends for sessions, but I am so passionate about photography it makes it all worth while to love what I do. One of my goals for 2014 is to find more balance. Looking back on my goals for 2013, I was pleasantly surprised that I tackled a lot of them!
Lose 20 lbs.well, does 15# count? Figure out my stomach issues. Lactose intolerant? Gluten intolerant?definitely not as bad, but sometimes still happens. All tests were inconclusive. Pay off one (or both!) credit cards.
- Meal plan, grocery shop in bulk, prepare more. Groceries online?
Care more about my appearance (i.e. do my hair & makeup) Take a real vacation
- Continue to do work on the house (kitchen remodel? laundry room upstairs?
- Finish the play room
- Decide if there will be a baby #2
Exercise at least 3 days a week. Home videos? Home treadmill or elliptical?does running after a toddler count? Stay organized and DE-clutter Organize bills/important documents in a a file system Get my home “office” desk set up & organized to use on a daily basis
- try 1 new recipe a month
- backup all pictures and important documents – HA! Nope, didn’t happen. And guess what. My computer crashed in July.
- Read more.
decorate master bedroom (art, linens, towels, etc). Re-vamp my design business. Keep my website/blog up to date and add new products frequently. Add more printed products – labels I can print from home, easy designs I can print & ship from online labs. Work on my photography. Get my camera out AT LEAST once a week.
2013 was such an amazing year for my photography business. In May of 2013 I finally jumped in and “officially” went into business. Since then, I have had over 30 sessions, I am so thankful for each and every person that has allowed me to photograph them this year!
I am so blessed to be doing what I love. Thank You.
2013 will be hard to beat, but hope 2014 is even better!
Here are a few of my favorites from 2013