Personal Projects Matter

I feel downright guilty when I work on personal projects or my personal photography.  Anyone else feel this way? 

What on earth is up with that!?

While running my businesses, I rarely make the time to work on things just for me or my family. (Literally, my family is always dead-last when it comes to getting pictures. Sorry, Mom.)  I always feel like I should be spending that time building my business instead. 

But lately, I have started seeing things a little differently.  When I realized a couple of weeks ago that I hadn't really even touched the images from my backpacking trip in 2011 - I knew I needed to start changing my attitude.  Those images represent an incredibly important year in my life and I can't ignore them on my computer anymore because I feel badly about working on personal projects.  It has been 5 years and that is unacceptable. How can I build a business that encourages people to document important life milestones, yet I don't take the time to preserve my own memories?  

It is time for an attitude change you guys!  Stop feeling bad for taking time to work on YOU!  I know I can't be the only one who feels this way.   We NEED to work on our own projects in order to keep fueling our creative business energy.  

Whatever it is that you have been putting off because "you are not important enough"... go do it. Go paint that piece of furniture you have been meaning to up-cycle.  Go print your pictures and hang them up.  Go try that new recipe you have been wanting to cook.  Go away for the weekend and make memories.  GO. DO. YOU.  Right now.

I will be expecting a report back on how you did.  ๐Ÿ˜‰

 This is from that very backpacking trip - the day we visited Cop รก n in Honduras.  Stunningly beautiful and a little haunting to stand within the ruins. But imagine waking up each day to that view....  

This is from that very backpacking trip - the day we visited Copรกn in Honduras.  Stunningly beautiful and a little haunting to stand within the ruins. But imagine waking up each day to that view....  

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