If I had to be completely honest, there has been a part of me that has felt like I should be posting on social media more. I’ve been working so much behind the scenes. Yesterday, I delivered 3 client galleries and I still have more I’m working on in between all the weddings, sessions, and meetings. I’ve got tons of new work and I just haven’t been prioritizing making the time to post anything new.

I realized that I don’t need to give in to the awful feeling that I need to prove myself to others. I can ditch the fear and post when I have the time.

What’s important right now is that I’m putting my time into living in the present moment, taking care of myself, and taking care of the people in my life – that includes family, friends, and even clients.

I’ve been taking a huge step back to just be with myself. Removing myself from living in the past and not worrying about the future. I’m trying to reconnect with myself and embrace what makes me who I am. Trying to let go of all the bad feelings, shame, and resentment that built up inside me for the past two years that came from within me and everyone/everything I can’t control.

I’ve let go of so much mental baggage and stress. This is the best I’ve felt in a very long time. I feel happy and healthy both mentally and physically.

I’ve shifted my thinking from telling myself “I should be doing this or that” to instead focusing on what I’m meant to be doing. Because if I’m focused on that, all the rest will follow – whether it be creative or fulfilling projects, making meaningful connections, and having incredible experiences.

Taking boot/shoe selfies is something I used to do a lot and I noticed I began doing them again. This may not be new recent work, but it’s meaningful to me. It’s my sign that I’m happy. I’m okay. I’m working hard. And I’m on the right path.

I believe I’m still meant to be a photographer and I can’t wait to take more photos next year now that I’m reconnected with what makes me who I am.

In 2023, I want to do more. And you’re going to see a huge shift in me and my work. I appreciate you being here and following this journey of mine. You are loved.