How many of us are professionals and family people? While I'm a photographer, I'm also a father of two, a pretty damned good husband, and a music teacher. Last year was tough! I met a few gut checks that forced me to put my priorities in order. And now as I sit here this morning and watch my 2 year old play around the messy house (Christmas presents still strewn about my living room), I can't help but consider my current standing in the world of family.
I do the best I can with what I've got. I think that's a common theme in most parenting lives. I didn't come with an instruction manual and neither did my kids... or my marriage. But there's one thing I know would be included in that manual if I did find one. Balance.
How well balanced is your life?
When I set out to create a business in boudoir photography I hadn't given any thought to balancing my life. I just knew how much I loved creating gorgeous images of amazing women. Nothing has changed on that side, I freaking LOVE it! There is nothing better than knowing I empowered someone on a day they REALLY needed it. But I also have to look at the holistic part of my life.
When I had a boss and a 9-5 job, I knew the hours and I knew what was expected of me. But I didn't realize how much of ME it would take. Leaving that 9-5 I was able to rediscover who I TRULY have become. It was so empowering to me! And I found some places where I had fallen out of balance. Self care, healthy nutrition, family time.
This year for me is going to be all about finding my balance and teaching my children how to do the same.
Let me hear from you! How balanced is your life? What do you do to keep it in balance?