Spring has sprung and I’m feeling happy now that my winter blues are gone. There’s just something about the change of seasons that is so refreshing, but especially so after a long winter indoors with COVID. Although 2021 hasn’t been totally out of the woods for COVID, I am happy to be feeling like we are finally making it out of this mess. I got vaccinated in April and am so thankful for that!
This is very obviously a stock image, since that’s a Canon lens and I shoot Sony, but I thought it was cute 😉
April was wonderful and also went by so fast. I took the first two weeks of April out of office while my family went to my in-laws for a vacation. It was nice to completely check out and get a break. I did meet all my goals from last month, minus ending my sugar fast a little short (Easter candy got the best of me! oops!).
One of my goals was to read a book for fun instead of just Bible Study/self-help stuff. I read A Man Called Ove. Highly recommend it! So cute.
I took my daughter’s birthday photos while we were in Tennessee, in some princess dresses “Santa” got them.
I really can’t believe they are four and six! 🥺
I also held my spring mini sessions at Waterperry Farm. The weather was beautiful and I got to see so many returning families, which means a lot to me! 🥰
I’ll blog my daughters’ photos and the spring minis when I’m done editing them!
Start running again, 2x a week. I’ve been a pretty active runner before but not in the past two years. I just signed up for the Richmond Half Marathon in November, so it’s time to get my butt in gear again!
Stick to a morning/evening routine. I do much better with a routine. I got a little off track between being away from home and just life lately.
My morning routine looks like this:
And my evening routine looks like this:
Simple, but it really helps me function much better!
Really limit social media and how much I’m focusing on others. I feel so much better when I’m not glued to social media. My two weeks away really helped solidify that once again. Coupled with a good work schedule (mentioned below) where I plan out all my social media for the week so it autoposts, I am much happier and more productive!
Create and stick to a work schedule. I’ve been wanting to do this for months, admittedly. Since coming back from vacation, I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed at what I need to work on every day but also don’t want to spend my entire day working either. I’m going to batch some work together and only spend 3 days a week actively on my computer doing “work” related tasks, besides editing.
Attend a styled shoot. I am excited to go to a styled shoot at a really neat old German house in Virginia called Salubria, being put on by two very talented Virginia Wedding Photographers.
Scale back & enjoy down time. This might seem odd for a work goal, but I truly have to stop “chasing the carrot” sometimes. Spring and fall are my busy seasons and then I have a lull in summer and winter. When I have this lull, I often feel the need to book more sessions, become busier, etc. With nine weddings on my schedule for this year, and being almost booked out for October, I really need to remember that my work comes in waves and just enjoy the slower times!
I hope you are enjoying spring time!
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