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Catch You Later 2009, Hello 2010!

If I’m being honest with you, and with myself, 2009 was a blur. I spent the better half of my morning reflecting on the past year, and all of it’s up’s and down’s.  I realized that I focused most (if not all) of my energy on my business, and left my personal life on the back burner. I spent the entire year working on projects, hoping to find some time for myself at the end, and it never happened.  I love my job so much, I often forget to take time off to enjoy some of the other things in life that I really like to do.  I suppose the downfall of working for yourself is that your work becomes your life.  I’m okay with that, but there has to be a balance.

I’ve decided that my goal for the new year is simply this: take time for myself, live in the moment, + enjoy the small things. (Oh, and um, burn off those holiday cookies.) I know it sounds cliche’, but it’s truly what I’m going to focus on in 2010. Finding that balance between work + play will be hard for me this year, but I feel up to the challenge.

Ferris Buller put it in words better than I ever could: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

I’m so excited for this upcoming year!  I’ve got some amazing weddings lined up, a new website on the way, and some vacations in the works.  Thank you to all my lovely clients! I’m so thankful that I get to continue doing what I love to do.  I’m so blessed!

Happy New Year! Here’s to an unforgettable 2010!!


  • Connie Petersen - Kim, your photography continues to amaze and delight me. Best wishes to you in 2010 — may all your dreams come true. Much love. Aunt Connie

  • Keri - Yes! You have an amazing talent Kim, but if you don’t take time to refill the cup, you won’t have anything to pour out. “The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” — Alan Alda

  • claire - happy 2010, kim! i hear what you’re saying about the work/play balance…that’s a tough one. can’t wait to see all of your work this year!

  • Kat Speyer - Happy New Year! Looking forward to meeting you soon. :)

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