It's a new month, y'all! And that means it's time for a new set of goals! While I was away the thing people asked about most were these goal posts and I'm so excited to be back at it for June! The past few months have been a huge learning experience for me in all areas of my life. Personally, I've been doing a lot of work to set boundaries + begin to practice targeted self care. Professionally, I re-evaluated and re-branded this website and began planning future goals for this business of mine. I also changed the format of the #ATXconnectionmixer to be more inclusive and accessible and I planned all the mixers through the end of the year, including a super special Christmas party that I'm beyond excited about. Romantically, Tucker and I are planning a big getaway to our favorite place in the world for our 10 year dating + 5 year wedding anniversary. We've also almost paid off our credit card in the meantime.Read More
Let's get the obvious out of the way: I took a step back from the blog + from the website for a little bit because I knew I was at an intersection in life + in business. I knew it was time to focus my effort, figure out what I want to do and why I'm doing it, and figure out what that meant for the future. The past few months have been spent realizing something really beautiful: I am a full time photographer. This is my job that pays my bills and supports me financially. Is it scary still? I feel like anytime you're your own boss it is!
Recently I went into a therapy appointment and I realized that not only was I in a creative rut, but I had been living in a creative rut for the past few years of running this little old business. You heard me right. I'm sure that if you don't have full fledged imposter syndrome, then you've read about it somewhere on the internet. I've got what my therapist refers to as that amplified. I finish a project and for about 10-15 minutes I believe in it fully. Then slowly, but surely I begin hating it most of the time. My clients, for the most part, are always very pleased with my work. They love it. They never see what I do. Which is great because it means I get to keep my job.Read More
I've already let social media know how crazy this week has been. If the fact that in pulling my goals over from the February blog post, I deleted the entire thing is any indicator-- then yes. It's been pretty un-great. I don't want to talk about that though. Let's talk about all the great things that happen in March! Like SxSW? In my opinion it's one of the coolest conferences that happen in the US and I might get to see my favorite political dreamboat Joe Biden speak!Read More
A few months ago, I met with Denise from Love Ding and talked about her on working on a office space re-do! She was on board and I was absolutely over the moon. I've known Denise for a while because she sells beautiful vintage or vintage inspired things, and I thoroughly enjoy buying those things. We're a match made in heaven.
When talking about the space I realized there were several things that were really important to me. My endgame here was to have a beautiful space, yes, but my larger goal was to create an area that would make me feel peaceful + rejuvenated while I was working.