Wow, what a year huh? Or shall I say, last 14 months? Because it still doesn’t feel like the year is over yet. Despite the majors downs in all aspects of 2020, it held some new highs for me personally. I achieved goals that I didn’t even have at the beginning of the year. I didn’t let fear stop me from doing a shit ton of things last year. And for that, I want to celebrate!
As a wedding photographer who is normally up to my ears in work over the Spring, Summer and Fall months, I’m not ashamed to say I took full advantage of being off of work (and not be doing IVF) during the warmer months. But it’s not the time off and everything I got to experience and achieve for me personally that makes it so great. It’s the change of thought process I had, my personal & physical growth, the fears overcame. So many ceilings I had once put on myself shattered.
My entire reality shifted in 2020. The shift I’ve been trying to make happen for years but the incessant need to grind had always stopped me. Don’t get me wrong, I ended up with a little work towards the end of the summer. And A LOT of days were spent on the couch binging Netflix and feeling like I should not leave my house. But in my new found mindset, the year I experienced holds so much more than value that what I would’ve gotten out of working as hard as I usually do.
I had realized success is a mindset. A mindset that I could find outside of just my career and income.
So I want to thank you, 2020, for opening me up in ways I didn’t know I needed so that I could find this new mindset and sense of accomplishment.