A much needed getaway weekend. When our hometown decided that it wasn't going to have a 4th of July firework show we knew right away we were heading on a road trip. A simple overnight escape is unbelievable for the mind and just what I needed. I have to admit, June was a little overwhelming. I constantly felt behind. I was always rushing to get a post completed, had a photo shoot every weekend and sometimes more, wedding season officially started, school got out and summer break was underway, work was chaotic, and the last thing I had time to do was respond to emails. I felt horrible.
I put my foot down. I would NOT let July continue this way. So what did I do? For starters I took a few days off from posting. That was very hard for me since I like to post everyday. In that time, I hit emails like there was no tomorrow. I knew I had missed a lot of deadlines, somethings I just had to let pass without stressing over. I responded to EVERY email that needed responding to, scheduled a few guest posts and hired an assistant.
Yeah I said it. I hired an assistant. How did I know it was time? Well it hit me like a ton of bricks. I started blogging to document our lives, as a journal of photos and memories. I reached a point where I felt as if I was drowning. As my little blog was rapidly growing, so was my photography business. I still had my day job and not to mention my family. Our family time was suffering because mommy was always "tired" or "too busy." Well no more!
June was over. I felt very accomplished and ready for a fresh start. The 4th of July came at the perfect time for our little family to hit the road. Destination: Morro Bay, CA.
My advise to you, let your blog be part of your life, not take it over. Trust me, I learned the hard way.
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