You may already know me through my photography or oils business. Or perhaps you are personally part of my chaos. It has been a while (if ever) since I’ve reached out, so I wanted to connect and send you an update. Forgive me for invading your inbox, but you know me – once we are friends, I am like an octopus stuck to your face!
Recently, I reignited my photography business to focus more on moms, all women really. The more I talk to my friends and the more I meet moms my age, I am realizing that we put a lot of “us” on the backburner. Our dreams, our talents – it just didn’t feel like there was room for our dreams in the everyday chaos of life. More and more I am feeling a drive to help women come out on the other side of that. To look back at who we were before becoming a mom. What did we want? Who did we think we would be in 2020? Did we ever dream that we would put our talents on the back burner in order to cook dinner and change a million diapers? I think I thought I could do it all. I couldn’t. Something had to give, something had to wait.
Even when I had 5 littles and we were on our way to the mission field and had next to nothing, I still held a torch for photography. I have carried it with me since I was like 10. It is a passion, a drive to create and make something beautiful that inspires others. Then I realized i could make some extra money for my family with that passion and you know what, I did it! It was scary and there were times I thought I was nuts but man, to see my work on the walls of my clients, in magazines, winning contests and making people smile, I can’t even explain how amazing that is. Here I am, coming back to that first love once again and in a whole new way.
So, my question is, what have you put on the backburner? If you could step into a talent that you have let go, what would it be? What would happen if you followed your passion?
It is ok to be a mom and a painter or to be a mom and an artist. It is ok to be a mom and a photographer. It is ok to feed a bit of that passion and see what comes of it.
Stay tuned friends. I am going to be sharing tips & tricks on photography – plus a new adventure with photography that I have wanted to do for a few years now, even before our adoptions. It is for you, the woman who was like me. The woman who wants to step into the light of her talents and dreams and make something beautiful for herself and her family. I want to help you exchange your fear for success – wouldn’t that be a beautiful thing.
Remember – moms are powerful. We are influencers and bosses. We run our own reality TV show.
I am breathing some new life into my ASP on Facebook – brace yourself for awesomeness – join my Facebook group and remember – it’s under construction but you may as well jump on in!