I have a shoot this month of 14 babies going after a smash cake - I am excited and slightly nervous! Indoor lighting is not my strong suit - particularly when the sun is high in the afternoon sky - aka right when this party happens. However after talking with one of the moms, who said "we want to support other moms" when I told her I was newbie. Just reaffirmed that hey I can do this.
Which brings me to my word of 2016. I know a lot of other bloggers pick a word that they want to represent the new year. This is my first time participating but I think I have a good one. It came to me rather easily and if you haven't selected your word yet - I encourage you to share mine.
And I know -- it's a slightly strange word to choose but hear me out.
When I am doubting my skills as a mom, photographer, wife, daughter, sister etc.
that I am doing my best, trying my hardest and always pushing myself. To try new things, to have more patience, to be better each day than I was the day before.
Remember a year ago it was my first day back at work after having P, I didn't know how I was going to do it. But I did and I still am - and surprise! We are doing great!
Remember when I had my first clients and the shoot went downhill fast. Well that was a learning experience and each time I meet with someone I need to remember. I am good at this, people like my work - so be kinder to myself!
Remember how sometimes you feel a tinge of guilt when you're so busy wearing all your hats, the wife one, sort of falls to the side? That's when I tell myself to remember I have a husband that loves and supports me. Even if he occasionally rolls his eyes at me. In this house I am never too busy for hugs.
Remember when you feel guilty that you are a working mama? Or maybe you feel guilty you're not working. Whatever it is. Remember your baby is happy and loved. No arguments there.
In every moment of self doubt, remember. You got this!