resolutions for December : personal

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Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
I am trying to accept the fact that December is here..
because honestly I feel like we just had Christmas, and it has taken me awhile to feel 'ready'
and in the festive spirit.
Slowly getting there, haha! :) The snow is helping.

here are a few of my personal/business goals for this month..


+ live slow. Anyone else feel the 'it's-December-now-so-lets-all-freak-out-and-remind-ourselves-daily-how-rapidly-Christmas-is-approaching-and-all-that-is-left-to-do!!!' vibes?! Yes, there is a lot left to do in the coming weeks. But I think its easy to get swept into the tide of running to and fro, and you miss the magic of simple moments. "the most beautiful chapter of life is the one that does not go unnoticed." I want to stop and make cookies (sugar ones with homemade frosting -- HELLO, so good) and gingerbread softies. To journal. Decorate packages for friends. It is always good for me when I take breaks and enjoy life. Speaking of this, Joy Prouty wrote an inspiring post HERE, if you haven't seen it yet.


+ finish up and deliver client gifts. YAY, so excited about this!! Everything is coming together and I'm really thrilled to complete/deliver/ship these out. I will blog/instagram about them down the road! :)

+ editing. It's been a crazy and rewarding fall, photography-wise. I am really blown away by the beautiful people God has brought me to capture. I have my list taped up on my wall by my laptop here of the edits I need to finish before Christmas..getting really close!! Ahh, the light at the end of the tunnel, people! I have a bazillion sessions to blog and just haven't had time yet, so in the coming weeks and after Christmas I will share them as I can..woot, woot!!!
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( planning to blog this session later this week! )

What are you looking forward to this month?
I would love to hear in the comments below!! :)

~H. Elise
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  1. I'm looking forward to enjoying a few weeks off from nursing school and spending time with family! :)

  2. praying that the Lord will give you graceful strength & energy to finish strong with all of that editing, hannah! "the most beautiful chapter of life is the one that does not go unnoticed." << convicting! super stoked to see pictures of your finished client gifts, too. :)

  3. Loved this, Hannah...especially about living slow. :) Can't wait to see what you do for your client gifts this year!

  4. I'm looking forward to heading to California at the end of the month! :) Always love seeing your photos! Your clients sure are blessed to have found you. :)

  5. love what you said about "live slow". It's so true....so easy to get caught up in the things, work, and stuff of life and get into this mode of "run, run, run." We all need to slow down sometimes!

    What I'm looking forward to.......Christmas Play!!!, celebrations and parties, snow, home made donuts and cider, candles and books (want to do more reading this month), and Christmas music. Those are some of my favorite things this month.:)

    love you girl!

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