So 2012 has been such an amazing year filled with so many blessings! I’m not even sure where to begin. Late in 2011 my business took an unexpected hit that simply floored me. At the time it was the most stressful and trying thing I’d been through in quite some time. Today, as I look back, it’s turned from negative to positive.
In the past 9 months I’ve experienced a whirlwind of opportunities. From leading a Help Portrait location at The Helping Up Mission in Baltimore, to amazing generosity from family the blessings have flowed greatly. I’ve had the opportunity to grow as a photographer and shoot many firsts including headshots, a wedding, non-profit events and so much more!! I’m so thankful for those that have been a part of my journey and so excited for those I’ve yet to meet. Most importantly, my amazing wife blessed me with our third child and my first son! How blessed am I?
As we turn the calendar to a new month, I figured that now is a great time to share my thanks along with my goals as I continue on this amazing journey. First, a thanks. For those that have been a part of the journey…
Onto the future! As I move ahead, I’m focusing in, working harder to improve myself and hopefully make the world a little better of a place. So, what are those wonderful things that I’m going focus on? I’m SO GLAD YOU ASKED!!
- Treating Myself Better – For too long, I’ve let my fitness and health be secondary to the rest of my life. My goal is to focus on getting healthy. Eating better and exercising will be my primary focus. Currently I weigh in at 260 lbs and that’s just way too much. My goal is to get to my wedding weight by my 36th birthday. That gives me 10 1/2 months to lose 70lbs.
- Spending More Fun Time with My Family – With the financial stress we’ve faced over the past 10 months, I’ve focused in on working. Doing everything I can to make ends meet and stay afloat. Unfortunately, I’ve focused more on working and haven’t always spent as much time as I can with my kids. With three kids around, I need to make sure I’m doing everything I can to ruin those kids. Why leave all the fun to the misses?
- Build Kliiq Into a Healthy Business – A few months back, I formally created Kliiq, LLC. In the time since then, we’ve slowly begun growing as a business. August looks like it’ll be our best month yet and my plan is to build on that.
So what does this mean for the photography?
That’s the best part of this journey! Growing and becoming even better at something I LOVE!! I’ve had the chance to try all sorts of photography and a favorite is emerging. I love helping someone look their best in a photo. Portraits, headshots and general studio sessions are so much fun. My goal is to become the best portrait and headshot photographer in Baltimore!
So stop in! Say hello! Lets make the next 10 months as wonderful as the past 10 months!!