You have to STOP before you can really start…

My mom is visiting this week…for those of you that know her, you know what a blessing this is! My mom has this amazing knack for coming into the chaos that is my life and (in the span of about 30 minutes) getting me re-organized, re-energized, and inspired to go tackle whatever obstacles may be in my way! This week, she is here to help me finish up the studio (or at least get really close!) and get the house all organized before she heads back to school for the Fall (can I tell you how depressed I am that I have not yet convinced her to retire? I have some plans that will help change her mind, but I guess she can teach for one more year…)

Anyways, I am taking complete advantage of her visit to really STOP and evaluate all of my plans and goals and processes for the rest of the year — to come up with a comprehensive strategy for 1,000 Words Photography and our household! I have found that when I try to do this during the year at the same time that I am editing sessions, weddings, and trying to remember to bring snacks for Emma’s class, it just doesn’t happen. I have many good intentions, but something more pressing always gets in the way…and so the status quo continues on, with my dreams of a better tomorrow pushed off until well, tomorrow…Am I too dramatic?:-)

The point is, I think it is really important for me to STOP and take inventory of where I am at and where I want to be in order to figure out exactly how to get there! That’s my goal for this week any way:-)

Here are two quick pics of the kids at the studio (they were *helping* us unload)…we have our next studio session this Friday! Can’t wait to get our full schedule up and running this Fall!!!

August 5, 2008 - 8:53 am

vicki So, are you ready to tackle the Fall? I think you need to hire Poppa full time! He is the BEST babysitter! The only problem…he doesn’t understand the word “NO” when he’s with those two charmers!!

August 20, 2008 - 1:48 pm

steven the white backgrounds…really look nice…you were right….henceforth, i will certainly defer to your judgement on all future matters…