As small business owners we seem fairly put together most of the time. We work hard to make sure that you, the consumer, enjoy the products and services that we offer. We give everything that we have to bring our dreams to life. With that comes a whole lot of stress lol. There are times when we want to cry and just hide from the world. Even though we really do enjoy what we do, at times it is necessary that we take breaks from it. Whether it's a quick weekend getaway or just a night watching netflix and eating chocolate, we need break time. Most people don't like to talk about the stresses and discouraging times, but they do exist. Sometimes behind the smiles we are screaming HELP ME! Finding balance between work, parenting, being a spouse, and having a social life can be draining. Making sure that we meet the needs of those around us while still providing the best service possible can be stressful. But even with all of that we wouldn't give up our dreams for anything in this world. Your satisfaction means the world to us. Being able to make a difference in the lives of others makes it all worth it. Personally for me, seeing the smile on a clients face or receiving a heart warming email after a session makes it all worth it. So even on the most stressful of days I wouldn't give up being a photographer for anything in the world. The late nights are all worth it. As long as I have the Lord, my circle, and a glass of wine I'll be alright lol
Let me tell y'all something. This simple text from my sister made my entire day yesterday. Being a single parent is HARD! I don't always know what I'm doing. I question myself on a regular basis. Sometimes I compare my parenting to the parenting methods of others. I second guess decisions. I get frustrated. At times I want to cry. Sometimes I feel like I'm in it by myself (even though I'm really not). could fall into the never ending pit of despair wishing that my child's father was in the picture, but I choose not too. I'm not going to sit here and pretend that I don't get sad when she says she wants both mommy and a daddy in the same home, but I have hope in knowing that God has an amazing man waiting for us in the future. Plus I have an amazing village and that is a blessing.
Not everyone is blessed to have a group of amazing people leading them every step of the way. I thank God for the village He has given me that helps me, prays for me, encourages me, let's me know that I'm not alone, but most importantly they LOVE my baby with all that they have. We are great because we have a great support system. It's a blessing that I do not take for granted.