It's been a long time since I wrote a personal post or any kind of life update. Long story short, I've just been working. I wish I had something super exciting to share, but we're honesty just in a season of work. We say no to a lot of things; adventures, travel, extra-circular activities, because we've set certain financial goals (paying off our student loans) and those goals are priority. I'm also not great with words. I spend a lot of time processing everything internally. When it comes to getting things out in words, I usually don't have a lot to say, but I'm going to try, haha.
This year has been a year that I was really able to focus on the business. I finally found my niche and I've worked hard to keep things simple, which is usually how I have to process things anyways. Once I find my rhythm with something, then I can usually add something new. This year has been about finding my rhythm within the business and also really finding my style as a photographer. No matter how far I come, I always find myself with opportunities to learn and I have really tried to do that this year.
We actually traveled a little this year, which is out of the norm for us (as I mentioned above, haha.) This summer we were in Missouri for a week... working. Tyler was teaching at a week long camp and while I wasn't actually working, I spent a lot of time helping my mom. In September we were in the Philippines, which was amazing. I can't get over how amazing it was and I actually have a post to share with you guys. It's coming, I promise, loads of pictures and all.
This year I've spent a lot of time thinking about the business. How it's running, how it could run better, and how I could serve you better. I still have so much to learn and the business still has so much growing to do. Right now I'm actually thinking about next year. Things that are launching at the beginning of the year, things I'm hopeful for, things I'm hoping to do better. Can you tell I have business on the brain a lot.
All in all, things are good. Tyler and I are doing really well. We're back in our workout routine, which I love. I love working out.... I love cake and working out. ;) I've become more comfortable as a cook, which is fun because I've been able to incorporate some really healthy stuff. I made more friends this year, which might sound random, but when you move a lot, it takes time to make friends, especially if you don't have a normal work environment where you meet lots of people. I went to the Downton Abbey Exhibition this past weekend, I celebrated my birthday last month, and this month we're headed back to Missouri for Christmas.
So... I think that's everything. How are you doing? xoxo. Samantha