We survived the snow! The past few days have been pretty darn perfect! I wrap up my photography sessions at the end of November (usually prior to Thanksgiving depending when the holiday falls). This allows for just enough editing time to turn images around for holiday cards and gifts, plus production and delivery time (and now time recovering from tendinitis). I have one session left to edit and finally designed and ordered my own family Christmas cards last night. So what does that have to do with the last few days?
Everything! I’m finally able to come back up for air after the always intense fall photography season. Instead of feeling stressed losing a day of work due to the snow and kids being home and losing a day today because my youngest had surgery for ear tubes, I was completely relaxed.
We played in the snow with the neighborhood kiddos. I’ve cooked more fresh meals in the last three days than I have in a month. We made and decorated sugar cookies. We had play dates, snuggled on the couch, and I think just a lot of playing.
❤️ I shouldn’t be surprised that life is more enjoyable when We aren’t stressed. But these last few days reminded me the importance of setting boundaries and expectations with my business so I can be the best wife and mom I need and want to be. I always feel pressure to earn more money so that I can prove my business is successful. But there are so many ways to define success. I want success in my life to be defined by offering my clients a high-end experience, earning what I need to provide for my family, enjoying creating lasting memories for pets and people, setting an example for my children of the value of hard work and giving back, and showing my family that they and God come first. It’s a balance and a battle. Come on #bossbabes, #mompreneurs and any adult aiming to #liveyourbestlife 👏