December 19, 2018
When I look back on this year, I am honestly speechless at the opportunities I had to grow my business, and the wonderful clients I worked with. My first booking goal for 2018 was 5 weddings. I would have been totally happy booking 5 weddings! In the end, I shot 15 weddings in 2018. I learned so much, cried more than a dozen times at beautiful ceremonies, have formed friendships with other wedding vendors, and so much more.
In 2018, I pulled my first ever all-nighter for my business, as I built a new website and rebranded. Rebranding was one of the most difficult, time-consuming things I have ever done. It also taught me so much about myself, and reaffirmed my passion for wedding photography. I traveled countless miles between Kentucky and Virginia for engagement sessions, weddings, and consultations. The beauty in all of this, is that I grew from these experiences. In the midst of it, I was often too busy to reflect on my experiences and the progress I was making.
Which leads me to today’s blog post topic. If you know me, you know I will never pass up an opportunity for some good old-fashioned reflection. It’s the best way to learn from my experiences, and use that knowledge to meet new goals.
Today I am going to share some of the most valuable lessons I learned during 2018!
I could honestly go on and on with lessons that this year taught me. I love what I do, not because it’s easy, but because it’s incredibly rewarding.
Did you grow and learn in 2018? Are you thinking ahead to 2019? I am already brainstorming new goals for the new year! The new year is sure to bring even more change and challenge than the last! Let me know if you you’d like to see a blog post for those goals!
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