June 8, 2015
Happy Monday, friends!
How are you feeling today? Are you feeling busy, tired, overwhelmed, bogged down or spent today? Phew. I get it. Take a big breath. Give yourself a minute of silence. Please know I’m here walking beside you in the busy. I think a big part of our societal obsession with busyness exists out of our innate desire to be approved of and well liked by others. But I also think it’s much, much deeper than that. I believe we live in a competitive world, a world where the bar knows no limits, where often it feels like a rat race trying to keep up not just with everyone else around you but some days, even with yourself. I’ve been guilty of the rush, the busy, the spread-too-thin, the not-today-but-maybe-one-day. I’ve been exhausted and robbed of joy because sometimes my focus is on all the wrong things and in all the places my heart and mind should never dare go. But there’s been a shift in the universe lately. Thank goodness.
This year has been busy. But it has also been good, so good. At the start of the year, I made list of goals & resolutions, but more then that I decided to make 2015 a year of joy and contentment. We’re now halfway through the year and I’m finding that a little bit of work each day towards my end goal, is adding up to a lot of progress. One of the biggest takeaways so far has been making room for the good stuff. White space. Free time. Being bored. Can you remember the last time you felt bored? I can. It was awkward and left me panic stricken. I think I’ve become accustomed to going a mile a minute every hour of the day. No thank you.
Making room for the good stuff has allowed me to heartfully hone in on my craft and the thing that brings me the most joy; creating through my photography. I’ve learnt that I don’t need to do everything on my own, I’ve been able to work (with much willpower might I add) according to my “office hours” and save time outside those parameters for family, friends, travel and well, time to just get bored as mentioned above. I’ve been able to pour love and attention into each of my clients to ensure their wedding day and/or portrait sessions are as perfect as can be. Life isn’t perfect – and it never will be – but it’s a life full of joy and contentment.