Wow…this year has really flown by. Why does yesterday feel like it was just summer? I think when you get older, time seems to move much faster. Where one year feels like an eternity to my 16-year-old son, it’s a blink of an eye to me.
At any rate, this year I decided to do something a little different. Normally, I spend all of December, except for the week of Christmas and New Year’s, finishing up client work. Not this year. I want to be able to relax, enjoy some downtime and prepare for the next year. When I’m in the middle of making sure everyone else has what they need, I often forget about me. Not this time!
Basically, this blog is to let everyone know that after December 10, 2021 I will not be accepting anymore clients until January 10. 2022. I’ve worked really, really hard and I believe I need some time off. I hope that you are doing the same. No one wants to start out their new year being burnt out. Well, I know that I don’t.
With that said, I do have a few things in mind that I want to do. For one, I think I will book a massage. I haven’t had one in ages and boy do I need one! In addition, I’ll spend some time with my best friend, my sisters and my parents. But of course, I will be spending some time alone when my son goes on vacation with my husband. Me time by myself will be awesome! In case you’re wondering, yes, I do love my husband and son, but sometimes a woman just wants to be by herself.
What will I do when I’m by myself? I’ll probably stream some movies and shows that interest me. Maybe I’ll even start reading a new book. Oh, I still have Christmas shopping to do. Yes, i am a procrastinator because I truly dislike shopping; however, I love giving gifts. Go figure.
Actually, I divulged more than I had planned. I really just wanted to let you know that I’ll be on vacation until next year. I’ll still answer the phone and emails, I just won’t be photographing anyone, unless it’s a personal project. I always make exceptions for those. So, if you want a session, start thinking of days after January 10th. It’s okay to book a consultation to prepare for it. I haven’t abandoned you, my shooting schedule is just on hiatus.
I hope you can take some time off to replenish your soul and spend time with your loved ones and yourself. It is paramount that you take care of yourself. Because, as they say,
“You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.” ~ Norm Kelly