I'm feeling extra blessed today. There have been so many days in the recent past when I've been down on myself for various reasons. When I've been stressed to the max and not known how everything is going to get done. It feels good to hold my head up and know that I'm absolutely blessed and I have nothing to be down about. I have a healthy family with more than we could ever need. I have a little boy that is absolutely perfect. I have a "real" job and a "play" job. The real one pays the bills. The play one--well I just get to play and love what I do! I have a beautiful home. I have a car that gets me from point A to point B (which I'm even more thankful for after returning the rented Impala after a week). The list goes on and on.
I have lots of photo shoots lined up for the spring and I couldn't be more excited. I could have never fathomed two years ago that the little idea and dream that was Lens Envy would be successful. I thought it was so far off, but my little passion slowly turned into a business that I adore. I would have never guessed that I can build and design a website. I would have never guessed that I would have enough business to schedule multiple back-to-back sessions in one day. I would have never guessed that I would run out of free Saturdays in a month because they were all full of photo shoots. I would have never guessed that I would actually break into the wedding scene even though I REALLY wanted to and secretly knew that was my ultimate goal. I would have never guessed that I would entertain the idea of converting our guest bedroom into a studio. I would have never guessed that I would consider advertising in major publications.
I have been completely overwhelmed with blessings. It hit me like a ton of bricks this morning. More than once today I've stopped whatever I was doing and cried. Like a baby. Head between my legs. I'm so excited about the future, I'm bursting with joy, and I'm slightly overwhelmed but in a good way.
I have to thank so many of my wonderful friends and family members who have relentlessly advertised for Lens Envy and sent inquiries and business my way and kept me in check when needed. :) If not for those special people in my life I can't imagine where I'd be. I'm forever indebted to you. I also have to thank my precious and supporting husband for helping so much with Hudson and around the house. Without him NOTHING would get accomplished because mommy is behind the computer.
Now its time for me to figure out what I'm supposed to do with these blessings. I was reminded last night that my blessings are from God and they are His given to me to use. Now what does He want me to do with them? That's more overwhelming than the work itself!
Of course, I hope that the business continues to grow. Above all, I really want to be able to tell my story one day and inspire someone to do what they absolutely LOVE!