I have spent plenty of time this week reading the blogs I love and catching up on what this past year meant to those writing, and where they were headed in the new year. Some shared goals, some photos, and some lists. But, we heard a great message at church on Sunday that has stuck in my head…it was about not setting goals to be accomplished in the new year, but rather thinking about who to be in the new year. David and I set a “Staff Meeting” for the next day (that’s right, staff as in my husband and I, just the two of us that see each other every day) and I wanted to bring that idea to the table. Who do WE as ABJ Photography want to be in the new year?
This was an awesome and positive thing for us! We created a mission statement, and put down words that we want to fall in line under like: relationships, hard work, real, homemade, consistent, growing, creative, fun, tradition, open-minded…all of these words helped us to form that mission statement because they are all things we believe. A couple that echoed over and over were relationships and valued. We want to care for our clients well, better than the year before, and in new ways. This way, they will know they are valued.
So who do I want to be in the new year? Who do we want to be? Well, I am not going to give that nugget away just yet. But, I do hope that I can have the strength to share a little more here on the Blog about it through words and images. A little more real life, and a lot more love. Not just my love for photography, but the love that people have for each other on wedding days, family days, growing days, play days, and on and on and on…
We are certainly on a journey.