Happy Monday Everyone!

I am starting out my week with a small cup of coffee, a spiced pumpkin candle, tackling my to do list and prepping for this weekend’s wedding. This weekend will kick off the “October Wedding Month Extravaganza”…That is, I am shooting 5 weddings this month! F-I-V-E. Yikes! My head still kind of spins when I think about it. Any photographer will tell you that this is a lot, especially when still working part time AND pregnant. My hopes are for a smooth transition from wedding to wedding with stress free moments in between. 

I knew that this month was going to be a little hectic, especially since I am now 19 weeks pregnant. So, I decided ahead of time to put up some structure in my schedule and my life to help me not get too overwhelmed. 

First, I intentionally blocked off the whole month from any further shoots other than weddings. No engagement sessions and no portrait sessions. While I feel bad telling people “no”, I realize that I just can’t do it all. I always want to give my clients my very best and I know that being too overwhelmed with work will put a stress on me that will result in poor client care—something I definitely do not want! 

I have also been making a point to get some gym time in and stay as active as I can. I’ve been going about 3 times per week. Because of this, I’ve definitely noticed that I have more endurance than I did before. I’m not doing anything too crazy, just walking on the treadmill and lifting weights. I’ve got a calendar next to my desk and will mark off the days that I go to the gym, anything to get me motivated!

Last, I set up a meal plan for myself. I planned out a Monday-Friday schedule of what I will eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, even snacks! Sounds dorky, BUT, I find that I function best when I have a plan already in place. 

I am hoping that all of the effort that I put into creating systems for my business and my home will greatly pay off for me this coming month! With that said, here's to drinking lots of pumpkin spiced lattes!

XO, 

Kristen

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