You're swamped. Between the kids, the job, and life (if you even still have one of those) it's all too much.
You're frustrated. And tired.
And just done.
Everyone has been there.
It would be so easy to just give it up. Think of all the time you would have!
No more inquiries to respond to. No more sessions to plan.
You could have your weekends to yourself and your family again.
No more late night editing marathons.
No more worrying about your work or taking classes or upgrading your gear.
Sounds pretty good if you ask me.
But then... what would you be giving up?
You started a photography business for a reason.
Do you remember what it was?
What your vision for this creative outlet would be?
Are you staying true to that?
My guess is probably not. So before you throw in the towel, try re-thinking things.
Make sure you're shooting what you love.
Shoot something new, or re-visit something old.
Whatever it is, shoot something that inspires you.
Make sure you're shooting who you love.
That you're finding the right clients.
That they love what you do as much as you do.
But as much as you love it, don't overbook yourself.
Give yourself room to breath, room to grow.
Muscles get stronger the day after we work them.
Because growth doesn't happen in the work, growth happens in the rest.
Take care of yourself.
And look at your work again. The images that you've given your clients.
The gifts you've given their children.
Think about how much fun this job is.
Then take a deep breath,
pick up your camera.