For the last 3 years (I can’t believe I’ve had a photography business for 3 years now) I have made my business my #1 priority. I would stay up till midnight some times, sometimes even later, just to get sessions edited and proofs uploaded for my clients. I would even check my email right before going to bed just so my clients could get a prompt response. I find myself doing work related things WAY too much and I only realized it this past fall/holiday season. Yes, I love my clients but there really needs to be a point in the day where I say “okay, it’s time to stop working and enjoy life.” I used to ignore myself for thinking that because I’m single and not married yet. I don’t have any kids to keep me busy. I used my single status as an excuse to be a workaholic because what else did I have to do.
I’m one of those people who really hates to say NO and I may overbook myself sometimes, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I absolutely love my job and I seriously have the best clients in the world. I don’t know how I got so lucky to be waking up every day doing something I love. But just as much as I love my job, I love myself too and therefore I’m going to make sure that in 2013 I’m going to make some time for me. Think about it, if your boss asked you to stay at work till midnight would you do it? I would hope not!!! I’m not really setting hours but I will no longer be staying up till all hours of the night just to get work done.
Happy Friday everyone!!! Remember to take some time for yourself and remember to enjoy life! Hope you all have an amazing weekend.