Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Yes the sun will shine again!

If you are experiencing the same weather pattern as those of us here on Cape Cod, then you are waking up wondering:
a: is it groundhog day?
b: has mother nature finally decided to treat us as too many people treat her?
c: will the sun ever stay out for more than 10 minutes ever, ever again!!

While the weather certainly helps most of us motivate on a daily basis. . Maybe it's time we each start waking up and realizing what it is we have to be happy for and acknowledging one thing a day, one day at a time. In doing so you will realize that nobody else is responsible for your own happiness, just YOU. It is actually a really great feeling and you will come to know you have a million things to be grateful & happy for.

Yes, the sun will come out again and summer will be here. I will be busy photographing your families and children at various beaches. We will all be able to enjoy the usual full day on the beach, cookouts, late afternoons with friends watching the sun go down and the kids play. I can feel it just thinking of my boys running around laughing, splashing, boogie boarding, and jumping waves with friends they may have just met on the beach that day!

Hopefully this picture brings a smile to your day and you too can think of what memories this summer will hold for you.
I used this picture 2 years ago as part of my Christmas Card, it was my favorite holiday creation thus far. My boys have grown so much since this but they for sure still race for anything and everything!
~ XO Sarah~

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Who's the Boss?

It's been over 13 years since I have had to work for someone else, I mean having a boss to report to.
I work for hundreds of people a year who I pretty much consider my "bosses". However I do not check in with some one everyday nor do I punch a time clock. Thankfully I am a planner through and through, I think it is the only way I have been able to juggle two businesses and three boys. All the while keeping my sanity, alright, some may beg to differ and say I have lost my sanity!!
When we work for other people, having work hours, weekly meetings, and daily tasks is practically expected. However, when working for ourselves, it’s very easy to let time slip by if we don’t create a daily schedule. The great thing about working for ourselves is that we can create a schedule that works with our own peak productivity and distraction times. If we know that we are most productive with post-production late at night, and we have the freedom to wake up later in the day (not with 3 boys) than we can create a schedule that allows us to focus in this way. If we know that we’re most alert to responding to emails first thing in the morning, than we can create a schedule that works with our peak alertness. By simply planning out when we will deal with our regular tasks for a typical week, we can increase our efficiency. I know my shooting schedules typically far in advance so I just need to plan my actual days off. That, I find is the hardest in having my own businesses...I am doing much better with it though. Technology doesn't want anyone to have a day off. Will it's advancements slow down a little bit so we can catch on and master one new operating system before the new edition comes out??
Cheers to what will hopefully be a sunny day Cape Cod..soon? ~S