I have been truly blessed. This year my husband and I have decided that the best thing for us is for me to stay home with our daughter and I will be forever grateful that I was able to do so. This also gives me the chance to pursue my passion of photography. I've been photographing families and events for the last four years but took several months off after having my daughter. Although I love what I do, this gets a little stressful especially when I find myself sitting at the computer working, editing, typing away with one hand and feeding my daughter with the other. I need to be 100% present with my daughter and husband. I definitely need to work on creating balance between work and family.
This week, I'm going to work towards following a schedule. Setting aside 3 hours a day to work on anything photography business and blog related and 2 hours for myself (reading, doing my nails, soaking in a bath, watching my favorite shows). The 2 hours on myself will more than likely be early morning and late night and my 3 working hours will be during nap times. Of course if I have a big project or a big session to edit, I will find the time to do so. Anytime in-between will be spent playing and doing activities with my daughter and spending time as a family when my husband comes home from work. This will be a challenge but I'm also going to work on not checking emails and Facebook when it's not a "work" or "me" time.
Hopefully this will help me get away from the computer and with my daughter eating cheese and crackers (her favorite snack!) and playing with toys and reading books!