I don’t share a whole lot of personal stuff on this website. It always feels a little funny to post any photos of my kids, because I’ve kept my personal life & business life so completely separate for so long. But in the end, they do overlap.
Truthfully, I’ve always struggled to find a balance between running a business and maintaining a personal life. And to be honest, the business side of life has probably been more of a priority than the personal side the majority of the time, just because that’s how life tends to sway sometimes. It’s not intentional, it’s just a matter of trying to figure it all out.
This year, I made it a priority to document my OWN life, my OWN kids. Every day I take a photo (ok, some days hundreds of photos) with the intention of capturing a year of our lives. I didn’t want another year to pass where I spent a billion hours working on photos of other people while my own photos sat unorganized, unedited, and even un-viewed on hard drives. Don’t get me wrong – I absolutely LOVE working on other peoples’ photos, and it brings me great joy and there are soooo many things I love about it – but my own photos were barely even on my radar, and at the end of the day, they are at least equally important.
I started the project on my girls’ 2nd birthday in August. I now have 4 full months completed and haven’t missed a day. It hasn’t been easy but it’s been so fulfilling already. They grow up so fast, and the time passes in the blink of an eye. It’s a blessing to be able to capture them like this.
Here are a few of my favorite photos from Month 1: