Hello, March! Even though you look a lot like February so far (ice storm? yuck), I’m glad you’re here.
I really enjoyed working toward my February goals, and was ok that I didn’t 100% achieve all of them. Simply *attempting* to better use my time and energy is good enough in my book! Here’s a little recap:
Exercising went as I thought it would (not fantastic), but I did add in extra activity by finding free exercise videos online, renovating our bathroom (lots of painting and sanding!), shooting a wedding, etc. I scored a great LivingSocial deal for Pure Barre classes that I have to use this month – so I will *have* to work out more the next few weeks! Looking forward to it.
Meal planning was actually fun! I loved trying new recipes and not having to make multiple trips to the store due to lack of planning. These chili-lime chicken burgers with grain-free rolls were amazing – a new Wantland favorite! Definitely going to keep this up as much as I can.
Planning our garden….didn’t happen. I mean, February has only 28 days. I ran out of time!Adding that to the March list.
Now, for this month!
1. “Return to Ready”. I went to a great workshop last fall called “What If” – please check it out! – and heard Natalie Norton speak there. She was phenomenal, as were the other speakers, and one of the biggest takeaways I had from her talk was something called “Return to Ready”. It’s such an easy, attainable idea…but I just have to do it. Basically, before you leave a room, you return it to ‘ready’ – as in, you pick/clean up so it will be ready for use when you come back in. I feel so much better when things are in their place. When there’s a lack of clutter. When things are clean! We try to keep our house fairly well-picked-up, but some days it just doesn’t happen, and we all know how fast things can pile up. So, I’m going to make a better attempt to return rooms to ready, even if just at night before bed. Wish me luck!
2. Drink more water. I know, people say this all the time, but there’s a reason for it! You feel better, you look better, and your body is at its best. I have a tendency to not drink much until the end of the day (when I think about it), and this can easily be improved. I’m not going to give myself a certain amount to reach each day – I’ll know when it’s enough!
3. Photograph more Daily Sessions. If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ve probably heard me talk about my major love for these shoots. My goal is for them to show true personalities and JOY. Lots and lots of joy! I know it’s a different type of session – way more relaxed overall – and parents may be hesitant to book one, because they still want a few traditional photos (everyone smiling while looking at the camera, dressed nicely). I have a solution!
For the next five families that book a Daily Session, they will also receive a *complimentary* Mini-Session! (a value of $200)
This mini session will include:
A 20-minute session at a beautiful outdoor location
Editing of 10 high-res images, delivered online
Complimentary styling/outfit consult
Yay! So, if you choose to book a Daily Session now, you will receive a fun session in and around your home as well as a more traditional mini-session outdoors. Contact me at molly@simplyMphotography.com for more info about these sessions – especially to hear the extra goodies you’ll receive with them! Let’s talk, folks.
What are some of your goals or intentions this month? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading!