Ahhhhh so first of all this post is 20 days late. I was so good the first two months with posting right after each month ended. but then as I knew it would, wedding season has happened and all personal things get pushed aside. I am however very determined to keep this project up for 4 more months!! I just might be a little late blogging each month. As usual so many things have happened in my life in the last month, and I have learned, felt and experienced a lot. I think one of my favourite days this last month was Mothers day. I actually booked a day full of mini sessions for that day, and got to see so much love between kids and their mamas it was friggin awesome. I also love my mama and appreciate her a lot, and got to spend time with her and my daughter that weekend, I feel so lucky to have such a close family that I see almost every day.
So here is my monthly list of things I have learned/reconfirmed in my life.
1.Even though work has been busy, I still always make time for personal growth, here is a list of the more recent audio books I have been listening to, to keep me going.
-People over Profit- Dale Partridge
-The Soul of Money- Lynne Twist
-Simplicity Parenting- Kim John Payne
2.Standing up for myself and getting across clearly how I feel is one of the most important things you can do for your well being. I am most often a peacekeeper in any situation and I hate confrontation, but sometimes you have to put the nervousness of an awkward conversation aside and just say how you feel and be heard.
3. I am done with major travel for a little while, as fun as it is, I am so tired and don’t feel like spending more time in airports then I do at home for a while. I have been trying to focus harder on being amazing at customer service for my clients, and spending as much time as I can with my daughter. It’s very easy as business owner to get caught up in working literally ALL the time. I have been making a solid effort these days to set aside specific time for play. It’s so so important and it keeps me motivated to work harder when I am working.
4. This is nothing new, but cooking for people gives my more joy then many things in life. Food is so important to me, I am actually obsessed with it lol. I think about food shopping and creating meals all the time. It gives me so much happiness to take raw foods, and marinate them, spice them, flavour them and make them into something amazing that is so good for me. I have decided that if a career change ever happens for me it will be in the direction of food for sure. Who knows in what capacity that will be, but it’s such a passion for me, I feel like one day it is something I need to do.
5. Being an awesome friend and partner is something I put a lot of myself into, and I feel like it is very very worth it even if it’s not given back to me. I pretty much decide on a daily basis that being the best friend I can be to everyone in my life is something I want to be passionate and whole hearted about. I want everyone around me to know how much I love them all the time. I love that I am that friend that everyone comes to for any little thing. Admittedly sometimes I feel like a therapist, but it’s great knowing that my friends trust me enough to confide in me and ask me for advice or just to listen.