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Tackling September.

The month of August was everything I hoped it would be and a little bit more.
My resolution for the month was to do something fun every single day. Something that felt like a new kind of fun or the sort of fun that I don’t always have.

I did things as small as throw the football with my roommate or play ping pong with friends.
I shot BB guns with one of my favorites and went on a blueberry picking hike with another one.
As a side effect of looking for fun everyday I found myself taking risks that I wouldn’t normally take or saying “yes” to things that would normally intimidate me.
I competed in a slam poetry competition, DJ’d at a local bar, and lead a coffee tasting. { All thanks to wonderful connections with people that are already doing amazing things}

This month was incredibly refreshing and felt like such a gift to myself.
I feel stronger as a result of it and found myself being more productive in my free time when fun became my focus.

I find it easy to get lost in work, to place it above everything else in my life.
This allowed me the proof that I could rearrange my focus a bit.

For the month of September…

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I’ve been reminded lately of the importance in chasing our dreams.

I’ve also become increasingly aware of how difficult it is for me to maintain a steady workflow on photography while also working full-time at the coffee shop, and attempting to chase my dreams.

That meant, it was time for me to figure out my priorities.
What do I want my life to look like in five years?

I have an answer for that which I won’t share here, but, what I will share is that I know it doesn’t look like the last five years.
It doesn’t look like me running a photography business and it’s time that I stop stalling.

It’s time for me to take my dreams seriously and to focus on happiness before money.
You will start to see things changing on the blog and my social media outlets.

As I develop my next few steps into the progress of chasing my dreams things here will change.
The blog has already moved in that direction if you’ve noticed. πŸ™‚

I will also be spending September working hard to tie up all of the loose ends with the business.
By the end of September I would like to see the light at the end of my business tunnel.

This, in no way, means I won’t be doing photography at all.
It just means I’ll be doing it differently.
This is the reason I started to work at the cafe’ to begin with, to grant myself creative freedom.
It’s about time that I take it.

So, my official monthly resolution for September is to tackle one giant task every day. { with two days off a week to do nothing, because, balance.}

with love and monthly resolutions,

Sarajane.

Kimberly Spearman - September 1, 2014 - 8:59 pm

Very eloquently said. Sometimes we must stop, take a breath, and reprioritize our lives in a way that makes us happy! I wish you enough of everything that you need and long for in September!!! Thanks for sharing

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