Raleigh Newborn Maternity Photography
Yay for 2017! We celebrated the New Year at home watching movies + eating yummy food. Ever since I was pregnant with Harrison, I have a hard time staying awake after 8 PM – ha! I managed to get pretty close to midnight but didn’t quite make it. There were lots of fireworks going on in our neighborhood so that woke me up around time to celebrate
So, one of my big goals for January, my BLOG! Every year I think, oh, this fall won’t be as busy. I won’t work as much and somehow it just gets sooo busy. In order to get clients images to them quickly, I just focus on mostly editing + shooting during the crazy fall. I reallly love blogging and sharing sessions so a huge goal of mine for this month is to get back to blogging and sharing sessions. And I have so many great books to share. I think I read an insane amount of books in August/September and then fall craziness set in so the number of books read went down to barely nothing! The holiday break has been nice and a chance to read a little bit. I did have three sessions after Christmas so not a crazy amount of time. Looking forward to getting back to blogging!
Goals for January
1.Catch up on my blog (See above!)
2.Read up on 100 Days of Real Foodfor some more recipe ideas. Also, you know how much I love my Instant Pot (you can sometimes get one cheaper when they are Amazon’s deal of the day) & I’m super excited to check out this new book, Paleo Cooking With Your Instant Pot. It can be overwhelming sometimes how many cookbooks I want to read. If I only had the time!
3.Get back to my Mason Jar Salad Group. I missed out on a few weeks with being so busy with sessions at the end of December. I love, love, love having salads during the week. Start one with your neighbors (more here)
4.Finish working on my powersheets + goal planning for year long goals.
5.Speaking of year long goals, one thing I really want to work on this year is hospitality – being more hospitable. “The friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers.” I love going out and seeing people – meeting friends for a meal, at the park, etc. However, usually I get home and look at everything I need to do. (There is always a huge list of things to do right. I don’t think it ever ends.) So I usually don’t feel like I have “done” enough on my to do list to invite someone over. I also am usually working at home or resting. I love being at home and being quiet – I love it! So, I’m not the best at inviting friends over and that’ s something I really want to work on in 2017. I’ve started trying more in December and we even invited some neighbors over for dinner tonight, and it was great.
6.Plan out our trips/adventures for this year.
7.Start Hamilton. I have this book on my dresser and I’m so excited to finally read it!
8.Working on planning and thinking about how we can give – what we can do this year. I have loved working with Heart’s Cry Children this fall and want to continue supporting their ministry and looking for other ways we can give also of our time this year.
9.One of my clients got me this frame and I loooooove it. I have an SD card with just Christmas photos in it right now and I want to switch it to a bunch of photos through the year.
I couldn’t decide if I wanted a paper planner again this year..I thought I could just get by with only online planning again, but I just couldn’t do it. I realized how much I loved writing in my planner and I’m excited to start using my new one!
What are your goals for 2017! Leave your link in the commentsSee more goals posts here.
Rebecca Keller is a family photographer featured in People Magazine who spends her time sipping iced coffee, chasing after her two little ones, reading, running, and editing. Because we chat a lot about our personal lives on the blog, we may receive commissions on affiliate links in articles. Contact Rebecca Keller Photography for more information about maternity and newborn photography in Raleigh, North Carolina.