turning off the switch...

I have had the worse migraine since yesterday..like lay in the dark can't move, nauseous migraine. BUT there's a silver lining. I am all ALL about finding the silver linings in my daily life. (and yes I may be guilty of watching Silver Linings Playbook too many times while editing)

January has been way too overwhelming and it's my own fault. August - December was crazy busy for me business wise and then it just stopped. In my downtime, I've been driving myself nuts trying to figure out what to do next, watching way too many periscopes about the new year, goals, blah blah blah and I am fried. It's really been stressing me out. Then finally yesterday while texting with a friend and fellow photographer she really helped me put things in perspective. Just stop! Stop stressing about pricing, marketing and all that and just focus on what you are good at. DUH, right? If my head wasn't already in so much pain, I might have smacked myself.

Just shut up and shoot, Natasha! 

Turn off the noise and just shoot! It's so hard to do that sometimes. I try not to follow too many local photographers and stay away from too many FB groups but sometimes it's like a black friggin hole that just sucks you in and leaves me being way too hard on myself. So I am turning off the noise and focusing on what got me here in the first place.  Shooting what I love and more of it. I've barely picked up my camera lately other than for sessions and that's just not good at all. 

Even though it's kind of a drag to lug my camera out with me. But I am going to do it and challenge myself to a little project. One day a week, I am going to take my camera out and try to capture my day. Maybe it will be one image, maybe it will be more..I don't like too many rules, ok? :P What I am going to do it try to switch up and play around with different lenses and force myself to shoot. 

I suck at coming up with cute names, so it's unnamed for now. 

Ahh, I feel so much better already. (I've been inhaling peppermint oil like it's my job for the last hour, it's a miracle worker)

Day 1 of my yet unnamed project

Marco had his 2nd dentist appointment to take care of his cavities. The dentist gave him a train ticket to get stamped and earn prizes and he couldn't wait to cash it in. He won a gift card to 5 Below and naturally we had to go right after to spend it. He picked out some new Lego minifigures. He's OBSESSED with his little buddies.