Remember

Happy New Year! Its been so nice taking time off with my family these past 10 days. I have never taken time off between Christmas and New Years before and now I think I have to every year! Things have been low key around here. I have basically been watching countless YouTube videos on how to improve my photography, attempting to get P to eat more than Mac & Cheese and an absurd amount of snuggles with Finn.

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.

My word is remember.

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.

Remember

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!





17 comments

  1. This is so good...I love this word and what it will mean to you this year!!

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  2. Aw, I love this one! Mine is dance and it's a bit unconventional too, so you're not alone!

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  3. Love your word and SO excited for you - I know this is going to be a big year for you! XO

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  4. Your word makes perfect sense and I think it's something all moms could use help with! Go get 'em in 2016!

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  5. Go girl!! You are doing awesome and I'm so excited for your new year as a photographer! You are amazing. I love your word for the year too.

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  6. ok. i LOVE THIS SO MUCH. so so much!!!!!!! remember!!!

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  7. Love this!! I'm kind of in the middle of writing a similar post! You're going to do so great this year, u just know it!! xo

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  8. LOVE it. This is great, I will definitely be 'remembering' this when having a weak moment.. Thanks for sharing!! :) Happy 2016 to you!!

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  9. I LOVE your word!! And I can't wait to see the 14 baby photo shoot, it sounds epic!

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  10. Oh my gosh...the PERFECT word for 2016. I'm writing all of this down so that I too can remember!

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  11. Love love love! Such a great choice. I'm still trying to decide on my word, but I my take your advice and choice remember. It's been added to my list to consider. :)

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  12. I love this!! What a great word and a great message. You are amazing and you so totally have this!!

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  13. What a powerful word!! When I first read it, I was like whaaaaaat? But your explanation is perfect. You can apply this to many situations, especially parenting (what I struggle with). Remember that everyone will survive, even if they don't wear their matching pajamas on the same day. (HA!) Remember that every parent was once a new parent...so much behind this one word! Thank you for sharing!! Now you have me thinking!! ;)

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  14. GREAT word my friend - and so much to look back and remember for good times and special memories, and tough times with so many valuable lessons! Wishing you only the best for 2016! x

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  15. Your word is perfect! I love this. Us moms sure need some remembering!! PS - your photography is amazing and I know you will do great!

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  16. Great word, we all need those reminders! And on some days more than others ;)

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  17. Absolutely love this and will be coming back as a reminder this year! Cannot wait to see your business grow!

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