Signs of Fall // Welcoming November

I was quiet on the blog in October. That's because life took over. I was busy. I had two and a half weeks off from work in the afternoons (the big girls I watch were vacationing in Tahiti) and instead of taking the time to relax and reset, I took the opportunity to put everything I have into developing my business. I had seven photo shoots in October. Plus I helped Marina get her website up and running. I worked myself past exhaustion, and I got sick. And then I still couldn't slow down, so I stayed sick for two weeks. 

But it was an enormous period of growth for Roseann, the Photographer. I learned a ton. Learning by doing, that's my new thing. It's invigorating. 

There are two months left in the year, which is plenty of time to implement some positive change. I have realized that I need to condition myself to relax. I inherited this trait from my mother and grandmother, who are always on the go. It isn't a bad thing, they are very productive, but for me, if I go go go, then I tend to neglect important things, like sleep and diet and cleaning my house, and having meaningful conversations with my husband, and playing with my kitties. I need to start scheduling relaxation time, where I do nothing but lie around and catch up on TV shows, read a book, take a nap, or go for a walk. And I also need to schedule in productivity time where I avoid distractions. It's amazing how productive I can be when I focus on a task and don't get distracted. But I try to do too many things at once, and it makes me crazy.

So that's the plan. Two months to establish better balance.  Time is going by very fast. In three weeks my parents arrive and we will be joining them in Sonoma and Santa Cruz to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. In January, Jeffery and I celebrate our second wedding anniversary and eleven years together. And in February we are hoping to take a trip to the Big Island and possibly Maui.

I hope you all enjoy this holiday season and find more balance in your own lives.