""Confidence is not 'They will like me'.
2019 was a monumental year for me. Every year I have chosen a word of the year. 2019 was the year of the word "creating". AND BOY DID I create! I created for fun, for me, for others, to progress and to inspire.
What happened in 2019
Photographed nine portrait sessions, the same as I did in 2018! Two of them were giveaways. Completely free, for two individuals were helped me take images I cared about and expanded my experience and told their story.
Design three projects, one more than in 2018. Two of these were for an upcoming weddings I had on the books, my ultimate hope for business of a one stop shop.
I continued to pushed myself professionally in my career of education. This has been something I struggled with for a few years but have ultimately found that it helps balance the life I want to create for myself while also keeping me inspired creatively.
What's to come in 2020
More weddings, designs, creative ventures. This is obvi a no brainner but I feel like I need to throw it in there so people know I'm just getting started ;)
#makeartmonday. This is a spin off my og hashtag I created a couple years back #makeartmonday where I would show different art from me or my students.
A couple years back I started this as a way I would show different art from me or my students.
I fell off the bandwagon but am fully back on with new content to show my creative process that makes me stand out in the creative market and student work that inspires!
More balance of life, self care, and rest. This is always a must and something I felt I have gotten better with since college. The end of 2019 I began to suffer burn out, to the point where I didn't have the energy or heart to respond to inquiries or plans I had for myself. This realization came through completely as I got massively sick during winter break and all my creative work had to be put on the back burner. It was here I can say I learned it's just as damn important to just pause the work as it is to hustle hard. I also have a new found freedom from continuing my education I can finally celebrate completely with whatever I WANT TO DO. What a concept right? 2020 is going to be a good one I can already tell because as I go into this year I look to be more intentional with my time and heart.