Archive for January, 2017

Jordan and Brianna are about to have a family of three! To celebrate, we took maternity photos last weekend!

Here are a few of my favorites:

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Thanks guys for asking me to document this for you! I can’t wait to meet your little one! 

Bree has been such a fabulous senior rep! 

Her session was loads of fun and the results are amazing!

Take a look at a few of my favorite photos from this session here:

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Thanks Bree for choosing me to document your senior year! I hope the months you have left of high school are fabulous!

When thinking about my New Year’s Resolution, I always try to think of realistic ways to challenge myself. I start by looking at the past year of my life and thinking “IF I could change something, what would it be?” and then I branch off of that. 

I don’t believe in regret, but I do believe in self improvement. This is the reason why I do this. And the reason why I share it with you all is to make myself more accountable. 

This year, my goal is MORE!

I hit a lot of highs (and lows) in 2016. The peaks were getting married, traveling, reaching career and business goals, and becoming more self aware. I want to build on that in 2017. 

Now, in the terms of “more…” I don’t want to focus on more money, more followers, more commitments. No. 

I want to do more for my short term life. 

I want to get more sleep. Take more personal photos. I want to say “yes” to more outings with friends and to more date nights with my husband. I want to read and relax more. I want to give myself more of me.

As cheesy as that sounds (and I know it does), I want to do it. When I look back on my life, of course I want to see the goals that I have accomplished and the life that I have built, but I also want to be able to say that I enjoyed each day. Instead of worrying about the future… the plan… the long term… I want to enjoy my life more, while still being “more” for others.

I know that this will be a tricky path to navigate, as it is a little bit contradictory to try to relax more and give more, but figuring out the balance of life has always been intriguing to me. I’ve always walked that line closely, teetering on either side every now and then, but this year, I’m going to work even harder to find the balance.

I am going to laugh when I want to cry. I am going to take a nap or read a good book when I’m stressed out. I am going to “give it to God” when I’m struggling with “not being someone’s cup of tea.” I am going to appreciate those around me and do a better job of showing it without reservation. I am going to love myself and my life – presently – more than ever before.

Best wishes and Happy New Year!