I had just wanted an outlet. That seems so ironic now.
My outlet became a monster. It consumed me, and I’m ashamed to admit that my marriage, my health, and my children all suffered because of it.
I was so unorganized. I didn’t know how to price myself right. I had no workflow or systems in place, and I couldn’t figure out how to get clients. I tried whatever idea dropped onto my screen. I wasted so much money and time.
I cried a lot back then.
I was sure I was a failure. I was a failure as a mother, a wife, a business owner, and a homemaker.
And I was so, so, so tired.
It took an ambulance ride to get me to wake up. This was not sustainable. This could not continue. So I set to work!
Everything had to change. And it did.
Slivers of light began to break through the darkest of my clouds. Step by step, I studied, tested, adjusted, and proved what worked. If it didn’t save me time or make me more money, it was thrown to the wayside.
These are my stats from the darkness I felt in 2009 to 2011 when I realized I’d figured out something amazing and had to start sharing it with others.
I want to share what happened in the middle. I want to share what the pieces were that brought me from wishing and hoping to doing and living the life I’d imagined.
Most importantly, I want to share how I let go of guilt, found my way, and started feeling joy in motherhood again.
Today I feel whole. Definitely not perfect, but whole! The aching pain of guilt, failure, and exhaustion has left. I am more productive and more profitable then ever before and I’m working less then ever before!
I want you to know how I got here!
I’m offering a brand new live webinar just for moms with photography businesses. I can’t wait to openly share what I’ve done right, wrong, and in between, and how I’ve been able to find my happy place.
See you Tuesday!