From The Heart: Have a Mindful Weekend
Hello friends and happy weekend! I had such a productive week so I'm feeling great while simultaneously wishing I had more hours in each day to do all that I have in my heart to accomplish. Do you feel this way too? I'm really starting to iron out some wrinkles in my work / life and I feel so much more invigorated and energized since I started working with my dear friend and life coach, , who is doing weekly Skype sessions with me to guide me - mostly in becoming more aware, mindful and intentional but also to run my business way better and to step up my game! I often know what I need to do, but really crave a trusted companion to act as a sounding board. But I also want an expert to go to for bulletproof methods that I can follow to reach goals and climb new heights. Laurie is both.
Last week we talked all about setting boundaries and social media. How sometimes we need to truly tighten the filter. What a truly fascinating discussion that turned out to be. I'm seeing a shift in my life already from working with her and would love to share some points from our conversations here in the future so Laurie and I are trying to map out what that could look like so everyone can benefit from our chats. Would you like that?
Part of being more mindful is to appreciate what we have versus what we don't have. To be more thankful and to address those with whom we are thankful to. This week I feel proud and thankful that I sold some of my photos to a magazine in Germany, landed two contracts with American companies to work on some wonderful content for them on cattledogs, started prepping for a photo shoot at my home this Sunday and Monday with a lovely photographer, two models and a makeup artist (fun!), was asked to be in a very cool book and I found out that I am in the Directory - a massive honor (and on newsstands now until April 8th. Cover with the supplement that I'm in is shown below).A big thanks to Elle Decoration for including me in their annual directory. Really, truly honored.
All of this in one week. And there is more but those were the things that came to mind first as I typed.
I'm also enjoying my days with our son who will turn 14 months on April 9 and who is so full of joy and life. Everyone on the street stops us to say how sweet and friendly he is. This makes me happy! He was really kiss-y this week - always kissing me and his daddy and he started blowing kisses when we say goodbye to people - he blows kisses at them with this cute little mu-ahh sound at the end. It's the best. I never understood why moms melted over this stuff until I became a mother. It's the best moment when your kid does something so completely precious at such a young age. I think most babies his age blow kisses, but when it's your baby it's such a beautiful sight.
There is so much more going on in my life right now but I'll share more of that later because I need to sketch out some ideas for the shoots so I really nail it on Sunday and Monday. I can't wait to work with Susanne, Esra, Manuella and Ditte - girl power from Belgium, Denmark, Turkey and Germany. I feel so lucky to be working with such great women.
I wish you all a very happy, mindful, purposeful, intentional weekend.
(images: top: holly becker bottom: elle decoration uk)