the flip side.

The funny part about my life is that even in the midst of hunkering down I am energized.

And this is the part that I can not for the life of me explain.

I love my job.

I wake up in the morning and wonder what emails I have.

I make the kids breakfast and dream of locations.

I shower and come up with crazy new ideas.

I drive and chat with Kim about what’s coming up next.

I get a thrill when I get a new client inquiry.

I edit photos into the wee hours of the night and enjoy it.

I cherish the relationships I’ve made because of this blog.

You’ve heard what sucks about having young kids and running a business. Losing sight of friendships, gaining weight (oh yes, I TOTALLY blame this on Jodified! HA!), exhaustion, etc. And those are all really important and I am going to work harder to find a balance.

Aren’t we all?

But I just have to say that I also feel incredibly blessed. I get to be home with my kids… not full time, but a lot. I get to help provide for my family without a college degree. I have a flexible schedule so I can chose when to slow down and when to speed up.

And you know what?

I get to live my dream!

I get to have a job that I wake up EVERY SINGLE MORNING excited to do! I get to be PASSIONATE every single day! I can be creative and not only when I’m coloring with the girls! I get to work with amazing people and meet incredible families!

Not everyone in this world can say that they have found what they love to do and DO IT every day!

This is a really huge freaking deal and I don’t take any of it for granted!

5 thoughts on “the flip side.

  1. I totally agree with you! I hope to one day get to where you are but I want to only work with special needs kids when I get there. Everyday I am building closer to that dream but you are such an inspiration. I check your website daily sometimes twice, I am overly impressed with your work! Thank you for expressing all area’s of the business, the good, the bad and the ugly! Ps I am in love with the bathroom picture!

  2. jodie…i remember the day i found your blog and it was in a time of my life that i needed it. you are an incredibly person and your blog posts are THE very reason i love not only your work but YOU! life isn’t easy…especially in these trying economic times…so be thankful…accept the blessings from God…and shine that beautiful personality everyone has grown to love.

    in the midst of things…you are grounded…that is the beauty of you.

  3. Thank you for being so open about everything. I’m slowly growing my little photography business in Atlanta – and I feel like in some ways we are a lot alike. I drive my husband crazy because I have a new idea every couple of hours and I want to run out and implement every single one. But, I know that can’t happen – your past few posts have shown me that i’m not alone!

  4. I adore my job too, even when I feel like I am on an out-of-control merry-go-round like you described this week (and I feel right now). Very few people get to know what that’s like. We are lucky.

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