I rarely have complete days off from work. Today itself doesn't really count as one either, since it has involved running errands, finishing projects, and some editing. But for the most part, I've been able to enjoy it and relax a bit. I actually calculated it, and I spend about 80 hours a week working on projects, editing, shoots, and at RVA. I wouldn't want any other lifestyle, but a day to refresh and slow things down is always needed.
I've been anticipating the future with high hopes a lot lately. As I mentioned a few posts back, Josh and I have been discussing future business plans, and I'm so anxious and excited to see how it all pans out. We've constructed a plot, now we just have to put it all into action. It's a process we know will take months, if not a year; but good things come to those who wait, right? I read a quote in an old notebook this morning that fits the circumstance perfectly.
' There will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path... But this, far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb. '
- Winston Churchill
The first couple of steps in a new direction leave you feeling vulnerable yet on cloud nine at the same time. We've spent the last few days calling one another and spending dinner dates discussing new ideas, goals, and potential steps to make this dream a possibility. I've had my hands in the independent work force since I was 17, so it's truly been a joy to share the journey with someone this time around. If you knew Josh's spirit, you would know he's the perfect candidate for a business partner. I've never met someone as positive and encouraging as him. I am so blessed.
Enough rambling on my part. I'm planning to finish the day outside on the porch, finally finishing the last book of a trilogy, and editing some wedding photos. I hope your weekend is off to a lovely start.