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Gearing up for a new year
The year is winding down, I’m trying to have a cut off date of when work stops, but then my mind is already preparing for 2018! Is yours doing the same? I feel great, like I can probably really slow down a bit and take a breath but I’m looking forward to a break, then diving in and getting reorganized for a new year.
I always try to attend a workshop or conference, at least one a year. February tends to be the workshop month at least that’s what it seems like for my life. I’m headed to The Workshop early February – bonus it’s in Phoenix so no traveling for me. I just looked at the schedule last week and I’m so pumped to learn a lot and take my business to another level – some of the things I’m going to learn is getting me SUPER excited – this looks like really good information not just a pep talk.
Another workshop I’ll be attending is Create Cultivate in Los Angeles as a VIP – which I guess means I get access to a few extra things for the cost like picking my own themed track (focusing on content creation opposed to branding) and a goodie bag, at least that’s why my ticket cost more haha.
If you’re a photographer or want to learn more about photography, I definitely recommend WPPI in Vegas. I was going to head there after Creative Cultivate but I haven’t been for years and I feel like my photography skills are in a good place (last year I took a lighting workshop locally and that changed my world so I’m good to go).
A few days before Benjamin and I left to Illinois to spend time with his family we took these shots at Mountain Shadows in the most glorious weather. There are still a few more projects to complete by the end of the year but the bulk of my work feels done. I now want to move onto cleaning every single drawer in my house like a crazy head.
My sister in law asked me if blogging was my dream job and I told her yes with all the reasons why. If I knew blogging was a job that would have existed I most definitely would have told you it would have been my career of choice. I already wanted to be a magazine editor, of Cosmopolitan to be exact. When I worked at the Arizona Republic a reporter said, Cosmo is just about sex. And I thought, wait what? I legitimately thought it was fashion and then I realized oh my gosh she’s right!! LOL. I don’t know how I missed those crazy headlines.
Now my magazines tend to be home decor and maybe a few fashion ones, like InStyle is the only fashion magazine I get. I sorted our pile of magazines and I am subscribed to about 15, almost of every publication which is a problem… oops. But I just really take in so much creative content which helps me get my wheels turning with every page!
There isn’t anything I want to eliminate doing next year, just get better at doing what I’m already doing. Work on me, push my creativity, continue to be grateful. Focus on my own business and continually cheer for others. Do you make resolutions? I am probably going to make one but I should recall a few previous ones to see how successful that was. *wink*
Location: Mountain Shadows