Finding My Balance

Balance is something I really struggle with. I mean, literally, I have flat feet so my balance isn't the best in the world and it can make me a bit clumsy and yet another reason I love flats and low-ish heels, but also figuratively. When you freelance and work for yourself it's very hard to turn "off." To stop working at a certain time of day or take weekends off. And it's doubly hard to say no to new projects even when you already feel like your plate is full. I have projects and ideas in my head that I'd love to work on but never seem to find enough time to devote to them because I can't seem to make myself slow down with the other work. Because that is the thing about balance and life--something has to give. You have to make space for what you want in life. No extra hours are going to magically appear in the day for that dream project, you have to take the hours from somewhere else and allocate them. So, I think that's my big project in the next few months, learning to cut back in some spaces so I can grow in another. One thing I'd love to work on is more wedding and engagement photography. I do photograph weddings every now and then (and the odd friend as well), but I'd love to actually grow that into a regular business. Weddings are on the mind since it is the season--I have an engagement shoot scheduled for next month and have been chatting with a friend about her wedding this autumn and looking at bridesmaid dresses with her. Which is probably why today's outfit reminds me of a low-key bridesmaid look...


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