Every year (usually in January, but April is better than never!) I like to sit down and do some dreaming for the upcoming year. It started out as just goal-setting, but dreaming big is so much more fun than just goal setting… and now my dreams roll over from year to year!
A couple of years ago I wrote a mid-year goal check-in post and it’s really rewarding for me to look back and see what I accomplished and how I was growing. It’s a perfect way to hold myself accountable – to myself as a creative and entrepreneur, but also to my clients, form whom I am always striving to better myself and keep growing.
I thought I had written one last year, too, but it doesn’t look like I did! So to make up for it, here’s a recap of my 2015 dreams and goals:
Not everything turns out as you plan it to, though. For instance, I had my own in-home office for about 9 months… turns out I didn’t like it much and vacated in September. I’d much prefer to have my desk and space integrated into our normal living spaces. It helps me feel included and like I’m not missing anything even when I have to send late-evening client emails or back up files after a shoot.
I found my niché (yay, families!) while also figuring out I love taking on limited weddings that are a strong fit with my personality and style. It’s funny how you learn things about yourself as you go. And as I transitioned to working full-time as a photographer in January, I quickly realized (by March, at the latest) that I wasn’t ready yet. I was lonely working from home in a new state, and I really, REALLY missed working with youth in education. So in August I went back to work (part time) as a high school art teacher and restarted the search for balance again. Although, at this point I’m mostly convinced balance just isn’t for me and that I should just do a little bit of everything I love!
So what’s on the list for 2016?
Can’t wait to check in on all of this again next year! What’s on your to-do list?!
casey and her camera is an Indianapolis Photographer specializing in couple, lifestyle, senior, wedding and family photography for Indianapolis, Indiana and the surrounding areas.
Apr 5, 2016