gathering my thoughts

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." -C.S. Lewis

One thing I have learned in recent years and really take to heart is that planning encourages living intentionally, in turn adding quality to your (my) life. I plan a lot more these days than I used to. I plan meals for the week, budgets for the month, traveling for the year, the list goes on. I even plan in days off, and I let Tommy lead the way on those days. He is much more of a spontaneous soul. Sometimes this poses a challenge when I am booking weddings a year in advance - but I think we do a pretty decent job balancing each other out. :)

I have been thinking about this week ahead and I simply wanted to gather my thoughts. The Sunday after a wedding often feels like my brain is sleeping. I know I have a lot of work to do, but I cannot think straight long enough to sit down and make a to-do list. I kind of won't let myself. Sundays are my day to rest - so I tell myself probably 5 times every Sunday "Stop thinking about work. Sit here and do nothing." Hah.

So here we are on Monday... and I need to gather my thoughts for the week ahead. My blog shall be my notebook.

Goals for this week:

  • Have new tires put on my car (by Wednesday AM)
  • Make a trip to ikea (for a new bookshelf for the office!)
  • Cull/sort two weddings
  • Edit and deliver one wedding
  • Prepare and schedule 2-3 weddings for the blog
  • Prepare and schedule 2-3 portrait sneak-peeks for the blog
  • Collect and sort images for submission to the local bridal guide
  • Design and order marketing cards for wedding venues

I think I can... I think I can!

Liz Cook

Liz Cook is a wedding, birth, and motherhood photographer based in Central Virginia. Her intuition and creative perspective allow her to connect both professionally and personally with her subjects, and thus, her portfolio is saturated with authentic emotion. Whether she's sharing her story with fellow entrepreneurs or enjoying quality time with her husband and two daughters, Liz is both present and passionate about capturing and celebrating life. Her work has been featured by O "Oprah" Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Glitter Guide, Essence Magazine, domino, Rue Magazine, among others.