I’ve been reading some really motivating blog posts from my fellow photographers lately and I wanted to share a little but about what’s going on here with us too! The winter is a time for a lot of photographers to regroup and reevaluate after the crazy busy season of shooting weddings.¬†My friends are having more time to sit down and talk about what is going on behind the scenes so here is a little glimpse from me.
Dan and I are settled in at the Outer Banks for some Snowbird winter time escape. When the dust finally settled, we took some time yesterday to sit down and talk about some changes we wanted to make personally to better our lives and our marriage. It’s funny that when you sit down intentionally to talk about the things you want to change in your life, you really already know what those things are before you even start. Our lists were pretty short and unchanged from what we have been wanting to change for years now. Thats the hard part: the things you want to change are usually things you have wanted to change always but just cant make yourself do it. I wonder why that is?
One of my things I want to begin doing is a daily yoga practice. I have always admired yogi’s and the idea of loving your body and taking care of it. Oddly enough, I DONT do that. Not at all. I have a lot of self loathing and body image issues and have never really loved myself enough to give myself the gift of yoga. Sure Ive been to many yoga classes and tried to start this many time but I’ve never stuck to it. Its like I don’t think I really deserve to enjoy my body or my bones or my muscles or my breath. It sounds ridiculous writing it out here but thats the nature of things like this. We lie to ourselves and tell ourselves we are not worth the things that we really do deserve and the things we have been given as gifts! So…. today I did a yoga session. It’s funny that something so small and simple can feel like such a victory. That’s what it feels like to me.
What can be your victory today?