I’ve shared this before… but as a small business owner, I have found that it’s really hard to STOP work. It’s never over, it’s never complete and it will never be 100% done. Growing a business can consume your life if you’re not careful! Michael and I, in my opinion, do a good job of not discussing “work” 24/7. That’s because WORK isn’t our LIFE… we have a life outside of our business and outside of the industry and that really helps us keep perspective. However, there are seasons that come and go when I feel like I just don’t have time off. During this past weekend and early this week, I felt this way.
We shot a wedding that was two hours away and I culled the whole way home and then went to bed and got up at the crack of dawn to lead worship at church and then left straight from church to pick up the bouquet that was an hour away for Monday’s coaching reunion and then went straight to the river to meet my family and then drove an hour home and stayed up til one making sure we were ready for the coaching reunion that was happening Monday! WHEW!!! It was non-stop! I realize I do this to myself… and after you start living that way, it becomes habit.
Well, every now and then, you have to break that habit. I needed to get my inbox under control on Tuesday. That was my goal and I was going to work until it was DONE… and then Michael said he had a surprise for me. In the back of my mind I was thinking “That’s sweet but I don’t have time for a surprise.”… And then I realized that I was saying and immediately called it quits for the day. If your husband wants to surprise you with something, the worst thing I could do would be to say “Not today, I need to spend quality time with Gmail.” That would not go over well. So we got in the car and he took me to get a pedicure!! It sounds simple but it meant a lot to me because sitting in a massage chair for an hour and getting pampered isn’t something I have “time” for… and he knows that. He also knows that even if we tried to plan a time for this, it probably wouldn’t happen and so he just surprised me! …. And I love him for that…. my feet love him too:) I’m very thankful to be married to a man that knows me and knows what I need sometimes more than I do. So hopefully this little post can be a reminder to those of you out there that are workaholics! Remember to take a break and take care of your FEET!! :):) Have a wonderful Thursday!
There has never been a year quite like 2020. It started off so normal, so simple and so carefree. Then, March/April hit and it felt like everything was turned upside down!
Another month. I had forgotten just how fast it goes when they are this tiny. One minute they are in 0-3 month clothes and the next you’re unpacking 6month options!
How is it MARCH already in 2021?! This year is flying by and we’re getting closer and closer to the beginning of wedding season! At least we are here in Virginia! It’s my honor to get to introduce you to some of our KJ Students who are doing the hard work of educating themselves and growing their businesses! My hope is that their stories and advice will be an encouragement to anyone wanting to grow and feel confident before wedding season picks up!
Welcome to a brand new installment of KJ Student Spotlight!! It’s always a good day on the blog when we get to introduce you to some of our students and share their wins and advice!!! These three students have taken courses, watched Youtube episodes, are KJ All Access members, use our templates and have invested in themselves time and time again in order to grow their businesses! They deserve this recognition!!!
Here it is! Post one of twelve! I’m committing, once again, to blogging my favorite images each month of Everett’s first year and I’m excited about it because I know from past experience that this is truly the BEST motivation and accountability to stay on top of family editing!!
It’s hard to believe I’m writing this… my fourth birth story in four years. I’ve given birth in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Just typing that makes me tired….. and so grateful…. unbelievably grateful. These last four years have been the best and hardest of my life. We cherish being parents and welcoming a new baby is hands down the most incredible thing we have ever experienced in our 18 years together. I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest member of our family and tell you the story of how he came into this world!