Happy New Year, friend!
How are you feeling now that the holidays are over? I, for one, am happy to see them go 😅They were fun but the overstimulation was REAL on several occasions. The noise. The lights. The people. The gifts. The emotions. The relationship dynamics. The travel…
This little neurodivergent introvert desperately needed some quiet alone time to recharge after it all!
While I’ve been hiding away doing just that, I’ve had a lot of time to think about my goals for this year. I’m totally one of those annoying “new year, new me” people. There’s just something about January 1st that allows me to breathe deeper and let go of anything negative I was still hanging onto from the year before.
Rather than focus specifically on things like financial goals or the number of weddings I want to book, I also took some time to think about the kind of impact I want my business to make.
1) Focus on creating content that will help photographers (especially my chronic illness friends) simplify the way they do things behind the scenes in 2024.
2) Continue to build and foster communities where everyone feels safe, seen, and heard.
3) Have fun, because running a business shouldn’t always be stressful.
I usually sit down to write out a whole year’s worth of goals at the end of December, but planning 12 months ahead is a beast I’m not willing to tackle for 2024. For one, I’m still recovering from the levels of overstimulation I reached over the holidays. The last thing I need to do is work through something that’s feeling overwhelming. And second, I’ve got some unknowns on my plate, so it just makes more sense to approach things in 90-day increments instead.
What’s happening in Q2 is a future-Sandra problem 🙅🏻♀️
If you’ve been here for a while you know that I’m all about doing things at a pace that works for you, and this is just another example of that. It’s okay if you don’t have all the ideas and all the answers right away!
Have you set your 2024 goals yet? What kind of impact do you dream of making with your wedding photography business over the next few months? I’d love to hear your thoughts – head over to the Wedding Photography Unfiltered community on Facebook and let’s chat about it! )If you’re looking for a community of amazing people with some tangible wedding photography education sprinkled in, it’s definitely the place for you!)
January 9, 2024