i don’t know about you guys, but i have a hard time extending grace to myself. i’m always really hard on myself and never feel like it’s okay to not meet my own standards.
if i’ve planned to have a session edited by a certain time, i work so hard to get it done. but sometimes it’s just not feasible. sometimes i don’t meet that deadline i’ve set for myself and i get disappointed. if i don’t respond to e-mails within the same day, i feel like i’ve failed. and don’t even get me started on trying to have a blog post every day. if i choose not to post one for the day, i feel like my mass amount of followers (aka 2 readers) might forget me haha.
i’m not even a perfectionist haha. this business is just my baby and i want to take care of my clients. can you imagine how i’ll be if i ever have my own kids?! haha.
i stay up way too late working on editing and fall asleep on. my. computer. #truestory i go from my preschool job to this. don’t get me wrong. i LOVE it. i wouldn’t trade it for the world. sometimes i just forget that it’s okay to not be “perfect.” does anyone else ever feel like this? please say i’m not alone haha. i just wanted to put this out there and let you know that it’s okay not to always meet those goals right away. it’s okay to not be perfect. it’s okay to give yourself grace.
i have such a hard time with that. i hold myself to the standard of a full-time business owner. and while yes, i am a full-time business owner, i also have another full-time job. i have to sleep at some point. it’s okay to not fill the shoes of a “typical” full-time photographer yet. it’s okay to give myself grace. heck, maybe that’s why i keep getting sick haha. i never let myself full rest haha.
anyway, i just wanted to let you know that you’re not alone. ya know, if you’re going through this too. i’m right here with you. we can do this together. it’s okay to take a break. it’s okay to go to bed before you answer all of those e-mails. i promise. they won’t go anywhere and nobody will hate you for making them wait until the morning.
take care of yourself. you’re only human.
thanks to rachel, for grabbing this of me during elyshia and jon’s wedding! 🙂