What is up?! It’s me – the photographer who took on so much and had to escape to find herself again.
Life is such an interesting trip. The people you meet. The places you go. And ALL you learn along the way. With fall in full swing, sports still rocking, and the laundry heap that grows quicker than my children, I decided to take minute to find myself again. The me that was needing to breathe. The me that was needing to find passion, joy, + the spark of life again.
I have been working endless hours trying to restructure my business. Reminding myself that picking up that camera 11 years ago brought me to the very seat I am sitting in right now. It has brought me the most amazing experiences along with friendships I would have never dreamed up. I have finished off 3 studios that are now home to local entrepreneurs fulfilling their very own dreams. As I continue to grow in the design world I have been growing in my own realm. So have my babies. Too damn fast at that.
It’s entertaining to say the least what happens when you start to grow. When you find your very own two feet and you trust them. You freaking trust your own two feet. Nobody else’s. Things change and energy flows. You start making decisions that better you instead of everyone else. You start to feel again. You also see people around you. True colors, misjudgments, + perceptions that are so far from the truth it can do nothing but make you chuckle. I have heard many things about what I am doing – but the truth is, what I am doing is growing as a human being. While I am doing that I have made the choice to finally after 11 years adjust my prices, adjust my calendar, and set boundaries. Boundaries that allow me to focus back on what really matters. Boundaries that allow me to focus on ME.
So, to be fair, I wanted to shout out to the world and say HOLY SH** I LOVE YOU. You have gotten me this far. I also want to say here I am. Me. The photographer, mom who makes mistakes on the daily, fills her plate heaping full, but loves seeing change happen. As a business owner boundaries are one of the HARDEST things to do – after all I owe it to all my clients right? I do, but I owe it to myself more. I owe it to my family. And the friends that have stuck by me and waited three months for that one Wednesday date night at El Molino.
So – here I am. Re-inventing the wheel. Finding myself and keeping my business my passion instead of a job. I hope y’all stick around to see the transformation because it is going to be so freaking bad a**.
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