beautiful tree in my neighbor’s yard
Who else was in shock about the second snowstorm this past week? I really had no idea, was thinking I was taking Owen to preschool Tuesday morning, and wow, snow was everywhere! I usually love being able to be out and about, get my lists checked off, complete all the tasks that I need to do for the day, but I will say, the snow “vacation” this week was nice. I didn’t know how much I needed the rest of being stuck in the house – doing laundry, building a snowman, making cookies. I did squeeze in a run to the grocery store before the second round of snow came. (and it’s still on the ground!) I tend to look at the weather because it’s important to my job, but it usually changes so fast, I have no idea what to think. Did you see the forecasted 70 degrees for Wednesday? Amazing! There is so much that I want to work on and accomplish this month before the weather is warm and we are spending our days outside again.
1. Running. I’ve been focusing so much on distance and through all my reading, it looks like intervals is the better way for me to go. So, for March, I’m going to switch to intervals instead of focusing so much on distance. I have a tried a few days so far, and it is tough, but I like the idea of using a plan and will see what I think of it.
2. Continue plans on the 2015 Limited Edition Spring Minis. The amazing stylist for the event and I had a planning meeting at Starbucks last night, and I am SOOO excited. It’s going to be so much fun, and if you signed up, stay tuned for more information soon! You can also add your name to the waiting list here. I still can’t believe how fast these sold out – even with adding a few extra spots.
3. One thing I want to work on more is having a little bit more of a schedule to our days. We do follow a nap schedule and, as you know, when you have little ones, your days mostly revolve around that. I’ve also tried adding a reading time in the afternoons after we go to the gym. Owen reads a book and I read my own book.. while enjoying some decaf coffee.(Harrison crawls around, gets in Owen’s chair and laughs at us the whole time…see it here)
4. Reading. This is one of those I keep coming back to. With the pouring snow and days at home, I have had so much more time to read and it is definitely a goal of mine to read more this month. I’ve ordered a few books. (Just finished this one) and would love to know some favorites you have read lately.
5. Finish planning out client events and get everything organized for a few mentoring sessions in March/April. I will be offering mentoring to other photographers and will be putting more information on my website soon. If you’re interested in more information before then – send me an e-mail. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
6. Continue working on a new home office – planning what I need to put in the almost empty room. (Picking out a desk, storage, etc.) We have rearranged our home so much in the past few months, decluttered so much, but it is still an ongoing process.
7. Research more houseplants to add around the house – which are your favorites?
I will be watching the weather this week, and if anyone hears anything about another possible snow/ice storm, let me know!
Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Senior Portraits Photographer and Raleigh Maternity Photographer in Raleigh, N.C. Contact Rebecca Keller Photography for more information about Newborn Photography Raleigh Cary NC and Wake Forest Newborn Photography.