Last year I told myself, “I’m going to make 2017 my year”. Now, let’s review what happened since last January…
JANUARY- Eli and I moved off Hatteras Island and into a cute little duplex in Carrboro, NC to start our life together.
APRIL- I became an official business owner and really started to build my brand.
JUNE- Married to the love of my life!
JULY- Started offering weddings and launched my new website and brand.
AUGUST- Started offering One-on-one Mentoring.
OCTOBER- Started working as The Caroline Doll photographer!
NOVEMBER- Eli and I made the move to Richmond, VA!
DECEMBER- Eli and I are living happily in our first home together!
Wow… This really was my year. I pushed myself to take chances, to just go for it, whether it worked out or not! Through the wedding planning craziness, traveling all over the East Coast for sessions, mentoring and shooting weddings, leaving the country twice, moving twice, making big life decisions, working two jobs and other small jobs on the side, and trying to grow my photography business… it has been a challenging, yet very joyful year. To think that I did all of those things within a year makes me so humble and thankful! It seems like every year gets better and better with my husband by my side, supporting everything I do.
I made several business goals last New Years and I accomplished every one of them. I did so much more than I could ever imagine and I sometimes can’t believe I did it all. When you really set your mind to the goals you want to accomplish, you WILL get there! You can’t be afraid of what people might think, or concerned you won’t be good at it, or just hold off until you feel more comfortable. Get out of your comfort zone, have a little faith, believe in yourself, make moves, and be your own cheerleader! TAKE CHANCES.
If you weren’t satisfied with what you accomplished in 2017, then 2018 will be your year!! Start your goal sheet now. Write them down, type them out, make sure they are right in your face every single day. Push yourself to make shit (pardon my french) happen!!!!
Let 2018 be your year of taking chances, new beginnings, big accomplishments, lots of success, and happiness!