Oh July was a busy, but fun month! We went on our family vacation to Long Boat Key in Florida. Ben and I took a trip to Pittsburgh to shoot Laura + Philip’s wedding. While we were in Pittsburgh I got to meet my best friend’s newest little addition, Cece : ) She’s another little redhead just like her sister, Elle. In fact Jess, Chelsy and I were able to all get together and have all their girls together (Elle, Cece & Lucy). I was a happy aunt!
I actually get to stay home and not have to pack my suitcase as much in August : ) It’s the little things! It’s still going to be a very busy month, but knowing that I get to go back to my apartment and sleep in my bed at the end of the night is wonderful. So here we go for August:
So many images! They are taking over my computer. I need to finish editing some of these images to make space for more that are coming.
I’m trying to remind myself whenever I feel stressed out or overwhelmed how lucky I am to be doing what I love. It’s very easy to just look at when I have to shoot next or edit and it makes me stressed and time fly on by. And I don’t want summer to fly on by. So I’m trying to be intentional about enjoying this summer and the busy wedding season.
Exercise – Well this hasn’t been happening. We were gone so much in July that I didn’t even really think about exercising. I know this is important not only for my body, but also my stress and anxiety so I want to just start walking a couple times a week.
Along with exercise I really want to start meditating a couple times a week. I started using a great app called Headspace that has just 10 minute meditation exercises that really help me calm down.
Physical therapy is still going pretty well. I can shoot a wedding and my shoulders and neck aren’t killing me the next day. However, working at the computer is still a struggle. I’m getting to the point in the wedding season when my body just starts falling apart. So I’m just trying to stay as healthy as possible.
We have some fun things planned with our friends in August. We’re going sailing, visiting Ben’s family and we’re going to a jazz age lawn party. (I need to come up with an outfit for the jazz age party! Any suggestions?) But I really just want to get to a pool or beach and float in the water, it’s my favorite.