Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Finding focus

I've been avoiding the blog these past few days.....I came to the blog a couple of times. Then I ran away as fast as I came.

I've been trying to find focus, but these days I am making slow progress. I came back from Seattle after the CreativeLive Jasmine Star workshop with a list of things to do that was as long as the distance to the moon and back. And I am getting lost in the very middle of that list. That list, it's loooong. And it's full of things that are all very important..."of course they are all important!" says the perfectionist in me.


So what have I been doing to try and find my focus? Well first, I asked the CreativeLive Five (Sachin, Victoria, Nate & Stephanie) what they had been focusing the energy on after the workshop. They all came back to me with amazing plans. From rebranding their business to broadening their network, and just about everything in between....and my mind still went blank.


So......I completely let go. Put the list far far away from me, and picked up a book instead. And read, and read, and read. And going on walks with my little girl. Because I usually puts these off, you know? Because "I am so busy" and really a walk would get in the middle of my plan.........but then I actually go on the walk, and I can hear my brain saying "thank you girl!" outloud.

Especially when the sky is as blue as it was today, and fall berries are coming out everywhere - like every bush around is blushing.


Sometimes, when you are trying too hard, the best thing that you can do for yourself is just to ride the wave a little bit and see where it takes you....

6 comments:

Soaz said...

My Baby O is soooo cute! I love her. Please give a huuuge kiss from her Marraine :) can't wait to see her.

Christy Cropper Photography said...

You made a great decision. Thanks for the reminder to slow down and enjoy the moment. Bisous!

Eli said...

I completely understand! Love the pictures of your little girl. :)

Laura said...

Audrey- I really like the last picture of Olivia! It's just fantastic! I can't even pinpoint why... it just IS! Also, your "let go" technique is brilliant, and I think I need to try it. *love*

Wendy said...

Great post! After watching the J* workshop I set some goals and was really motivated, but I have a family to take care of and things are a little different for me than they are for a Jasmine who can completely focus her life on her career. I don't mean that as a cop out. I just mean that my priorities are divided. I want to be a great photographer, but at this stage of my life I don't want to have a career that consumes me. I think you did the right thing. Your baby girl is so precious. Such sweet portraits. Keep taking those walks!

Audrey said...

Thanks for stopping by everybody! I always love reading all of your messages :)

Wendy - I can so relate to what you just said - about the career and having a family at the same time, and trying to balance the two. Like you said, not to use that as an excuse....but some things just take priority :)