happy new year?!!! (yes it’s February!) it’s been a while since I blogged and I just wanted to share some pictures that didn’t get blogged in november & december. so it’s one huge picture post!
on another note………. I’ve been trying to gather my thoughts about what I’ve been feeling lately. I’ve read blogs of which mirrored my life, being a mom, having a photography business, and trying to balance life.
the past couple months I have been trying to get my house organized, especially my office and all of my family pictures. and I would find myself so happy and so grateful that I have those pictures of my kids when they were little. I haven’t really captured my kids like I used to the last couple years. I’ve lost my balance.
with that being said, I also am so blessed in my life. I have so many good things. I want to do everything AND be so good at it.
but the key to life is balancing, and I totally stink at this part. something has to give.
I need to put photography on hold….for a little while at least.
I want to be able to take tons of pics of my kids like I used to… and blog about them…so I can look back with no regret knowing that I chose to focus on the best little creatures in my life.
I want to catch up on my kids’ photo books and videos and projects that I have started but never finished. I haven’t replaced any pictures in my house since 2009. my kids’ rooms still have bare walls!!
the most important thing in my life is my family. I love them all to pieces. and they are growing up faster than I ever even imagined. I don’t want to look back some day and be sad that I chose the good things instead of the best things.
but they will not always be clinging to me…… and that’s all I want right now. with that comes lots of bad days, good days, frustrating days, and amazingly wonderful days. cleaning house every day, doing laundry, stepping on random toys in the hallway, making lunches, wiping noses, cleaning throw up, doing homework. I want it all because it means I’m a mother. and I love being a mother.
I’ve been reading alot of good talks, quotes, blogs and watching these videos lately. I love seeing what other people are doing in their lives and how they balance life, church, work, family, school, friends, and motherhood. It’s inspiring.
I want to do better at balancing. especially with this new year, I’m ready to change lots of things and be better at many more things. I feel like I’m off to a good start. I need to CHOOSE what I can really handle right now and do it really well. Then I can take on the rest later.
my kids need me, my husband need me, and I need them.
the sessions that are already booked for this year will still remain. I’ll always have a passion for photography. and I can always pick it back up when I’m ready:) and knowing me, I’m sure this “break” won’t be long since I’ll be itching to get back behind the camera:)