It's been a long time since I wrote a blog post that wasn't purely photographic work. In fact the last blog post I wrote makes it feel like this post today is purely a continuation or Part 2. As we came into winter I talked openly about how 2019 was going to be a year of change in our business - from busy to balance - a fresh, calmer pace. In reality winter didn't feel that calm or balanced as we put our all into building our forever home. We both took a full month off work at the end of winter to put in 12 hour days, 7 days a week on the building site! But now that we're in our new home and the long days of building chaos are over we've taken a big deep breathe and realised that our new season of life has now begun.
My spring calendar is set to be beautifully balanced with portrait shoots, a couple of weddings and some fun social events & trips! I finally have a home office situation again which is great because I pretty much never want to leave our beautiful new home, so it's brilliant being able to blend office work in with domestic bliss. (Don't worry, my studio in Gore is still fully operational and where I have all my meetings, do printing and consults etc, but now I have the option to work from my home office on days that suit as well!). Although it will be much better once we have internet connected here!
This winter has been a necessary blur and it's only just now that I've realised that things like my blog and social media platforms have been somewhat neglected, other than for client work. I used to blog every week on topics ranging from business, photographic advice, personal insights, inspiration and more. I love blogging and my active blog has been a huge contributor to my online presence and business consistency. I've continued to share a good mix of work & personal day-to-day stuff on my Instagram, but Facebook has been less consistent and needs some love. But like all things should I feel this part of my business evolving and I know a new season of how I blog and share is beginning.
I love that with springtime comes the annual deep clean and this spring I'm taking the opportunity to do just that in my business. Working out how my blog, social pages and day-to-day routines will look going forward. Realising that I don't have to do all the things & be all the things. Re-structuring my work days to better suit me. Making fresh routines and encouraging new habits.