Hello friends! I haven't blogged in some time, so let me get out the dust buster...

Ah, New Years - A time of reflection and forward thinking. A time of renewal and washing our hands of last year's grit. And it's also time for this year's One Little Word! My word came to me back in October as I made so many decisions regarding my business. And my life.

Several people in my life passed away, some of them unexpectedly. And unfortunately, it seems to take tragedies such as this to make us "wake up" to what's really going on. So I made a big decision..... 

My one little word and my mission is to be DELIBERATE.  

So what does this mean for 2014? Allow me to 'splain:

  • After talking about it for two years, I think I will finally be able to open up a studio in my home! We had some unexpected event come up that prohibited me from doing this before, but I'm confident this is the year it will happen!
  • More assertiveness, and options! I will have a new scheduling system, new print packages, as well as other offers that will fit my clients needs. I'll be sharing them with you soon!
  • Reaching out. I will be more active in reaching out in the community, both networking and volunteering. We tend to get wrapped up in our own thing, and I'm guilty as anyone.
  • Slowing down a bit. We will not be rushing through our sessions just to have them done and over with! I want my clients to feel even more comfortable during our shoots.

In hindsight, 2013 schooled me about not being afraid, weathering storms and living in the moment. I'm grateful for the lessons learned and look forward to applying them, deliberately, in 2014.

I hope you all have a happy and blessed new year!

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