What an amazing year for my self-employed business!
I worked hard, I cried, I nearly gave up and I lost sleep and I wouldn’t change a thing because that’s honestly how hard it is to balance work, family, life. My photography business will ALWAYS be a part time job. I never want to regret lost time with Jaxon before he starts school.
I met wonderful and inspiring parents.
I held 114 beautiful special newborns and 4 sets of twins.
I helped smash 11 cakes.
I captured 22 sitting babies! Drool included.
I heard your birth stories.
I saw your anxieties as new parents.
I appreciated my supportive family.
I lost count how many times I was pooed / wee’d / vomitted / farted on (by newborns btw!)
I wondered sometimes what it would be like to go back to my office job. Especially on the hard days.
I ruined 13 pairs of leggings.
I broke one £1000 lens.
I ran a workshop with one of my best friend. Thanks Nat! xxx
I mentored 26 people.
I listened to feedback and I listened when others wanted feedback.
I got grey hairs this year!
I felt frustration when I would never hear back from clients after receiving their images.
I sometimes felt unvalued.
I fixed that.
I remember that sometimes their too busy to even get a hot drink and breakfast – like me.
I stopped trying to value my work based on what I thought others thought of me.
I started valuing my work through MY eyes.
I had an image go viral! (go here to see amazing it did! https://www.facebook.com/kidswithdownsyndrome/photos/pb.451390818260256.-2207520000.1451670899./932590386806961/?type=3&theater)
I made new friends.
I moved on from some people who were not good for me.
I learned how to say NO.
I lost over 2stone in weight!
I put on a stone again . . . :/
I became a stronger person.
I made 2015 a good year.
For some of my companions, this was not their year. It will be a year I think they may want to forget but can’t. Love you Rubes and Jamie!!!
Deeply, from the heart, THANK YOU.