I think spring is finally here! I’m so happy guys, seriously. I am a warm weather girl in every way imaginable. Winter is no fun for my skin, generally cold naturedness and love of flowers. Yay for spring!
March was an amazing month, filled with traveling, Carolina basketball, big decisions and quality time with friends who live far away. Brendan and I spent a weekend in the Dominican Republic, and while we adored the people we met and their work, we felt the Lord asking us to stay in Chapel Hill for the next few years instead of moving down there. I visited my friend, Carie, in DC during my half-marathon and our Navy friend flew a jet up to NC to spend the weekend with us. I shared my heart and dreams for traveling and made a lot of hot tea. March was amazing. Even as I’m thinking about it now, it was a month of unexpected fun and that’s just the best, isn’t it? April has a lot of fun things in store as well, so here are a few of the things I hope to accomplish!
No. 1 Celebrate going full time! Yesterday was my last day at my other job, and I’m so excited to fully invest my time and schedule into my own work. It’s crazy to think that a year ago I was working 3 jobs (such a bad idea) in addition to this business, and the thought of going full time seemed totally insane. It’s taken this whole year to be ready for today, as I’ve slowly let go of each of those jobs. It’s amazing that the Lord has brought my little business this far in barely 3 years, and I’m excited to see where He’ll take it now. It also makes me laugh a little that this milestone perfectly coincides with another goal I’ve had for many years: getting published on Style Me Pretty!
No. 2 Finish all weddings and shoots from March. I had two lovely weddings last month, and I’m really excited to get them back to those sweet couples!
No. 3 Manage my time well. I have a packed schedule this month and I’m thrilled! I’ve got a wedding this weekend in Richmond that I’m really, really excited about (the couple is so sweet), as well as several engagement sessions and weekend of senior mini sessions.
No. 4 File my taxes. I know that’s been on the goals list for like 3 months now, but I actually have to do it this month. Otherwise I’ll get in trouble.
No. 5 Figure out a better workflow. I think I have a pretty streamlined approach to editing and working, but I’m realizing with the number of shoots I’ll have this year, I can’t do everything on my computer because there’s simply not enough room for all of it! I back everything up on external hard drives, but I’m going to start seeing if I can actually work off of one instead of my little Mac’s hard drive, which warns me every week or so that I’m running “critically low” on space. So dramatic.
No. 6 Get more film developed! Which basically means Christmas will come again sometime this month.
And here’s March according to my phone! Time with Monet at the National Gallery (obsessed) in DC, the day I got glasses and wondered how I’d been driving without them all these years, shenanigans and general immaturity in front of Jeff’s jet while wearing a G-suit, and a Dominican sunset!