Its time to get real people & start talking about things that most people are afraid of saying or they pretend that it isn’t one of their issues.
Having children and trying to run a business. One of the most hardest things EVER.. there I said it.. You can judge all you want but gosh darn it is hard!
One of my goals for this year is to be more personable with my business. So to start it off I decided to discuss things most people do not talk enough about. If you are a parent you know how exhausting and time consuming it can be. Do not get me wrong or anything, our children are our pride & joy and love them completely. But this is about getting real!
Someone once told me “Do not be afraid to put yourself out there, some will judge you, but most are going through something very similar and need a voice to say… its okay to feel this way”. Well here I am saying, Parents, its okay to feel completely exhausted and some days not feel like being parents. We are human there fore we have needs as well. For myself the need to be successful has overpowered me, so much so that I crave it. I need to feel that I have achieved and succeeded in my career. Though being a business owner I’m not sure I will ever get there since I always set new goals for myself all the time.
I do believe however that if it weren’t for my son I wouldn’t be in the career field that I am. I’ve always had a passion for it since I was a child but he inspired me to become a professional photographer when he was in my belly. And I dove right in once he was born. Snapping any and every image of him that I could. I fell in love with capturing all of his precious moments that I knew this was what I wanted to do. I began photographing friends and family, as most of us do. Any and everything we could just to start building a portfolio and experience. So I have my dearest son to thank for that.
Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs on the planet, but being a business person & parent.. Oh lawd! lol.
I don’t have any advice but to just keep going, as Dora from “Finding Nemo” would say… Just keep swimming.. just keep swimming.
Below is a shot of my boy and a normal day at the Woodyards. Fun & sun…. Anything to get out that crazy energy of his.