Right now you feel like your life is a whirlwind, I know. Everyone seems to be going in different directions and some days you struggle to fit everything in and make everything work. It has been a whirlwind kind of year with lots of changes and a mix of highs and lows. Balancing your role as a mother and wife, while also trying to pursue your own personal goals, has been big for you this year. You have tried really hard to fit everything in, but still sometimes feel like there just isn’t enough time in the day. You are definitely trying to make more time for yourself and follow your heart and goals, but still have those “mommy-guilt” feelings whenever you aren’t in 100% mom-mode. Most days seem both long and short…and the years, well…they just fly by. Keep trying to “enjoy” those little moments more and more because you know these days won’t last forever. Just remember…life is short and it is what you make it. You are in charge or your own happiness and joy. Enjoy every single second. It sounds silly and I know there will be plenty of times when you will want to scream at me, but trust me, your kids will be grown and gone off on their own before you turn around. Spend lots of time giggling, playing, laughing, holding, cuddling, loving and just being “present”. Find time for yourself and follow your dreams. Say “no” and maybe take a nap every once in a while. You are in charge of you and you are the only one who make your life awesome.
About the photographer:
Stephanie is a lifestyle photographer who lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband and two sweet kiddos. Her passion is capturing the everyday and those little moments and details that often get overlooked. She’s slightly obsessed with coffee, paper, picnics and Instagram.