Oh gosh. When I think about the fact that part of me STILL thinks it’s 2012, it just doesn’t compute with me that a MONTH has passed into 2013. Seriously, an ENTIRE MONTH has gone by already!!! I thought this past month was going to be slow, but it wasn’t! Life still really hasn’t slowed down to an “off season” pace, but I like being busy, so it’s been great!

January Highlights:

  • This has been THE month for brides (and some grooms!) to inquire and book their wedding photography! It’s been so great to chat with so many different couples about their weddings! I am also so excited to have booked my very first same sex wedding this past month!! The best part is, Maryland legalized same sex marriages last year, so this wedding will be 100 percent legal. I am so ready for Virginia to hop on the bandwagon too!
  • Since I’ve been meeting a lot of potential couples in Richmond or Williamsburg, I have had the chance to spend a lot more time with my photographer friends! I’ve been trying to set up lunches or coffee dates with them when I’m already in their vicinity and it’s been a ton of fun to spend time with this group of encouraging people!
  • EATING HEALTHY. I have been making small changes to the way that I eat and adding in more veggies and taking out as many chemical laden processed foods as I can. I still eat doritos and french fries, but I’m trying to put in more good things too. I’ve noticed that since I started I actually crave smoothies and fresh veggies (especially sauteed Brussels sprouts…DA BOMB)
  • SNOW. It snowed this month!!! I love a good snow day, but I’m also really happy with the 60/70 degree temps we’ve had this week. I can’t wait for spring!

What’s next in February:

  • I decided today, this is going to be my month to buckle down and finally get a lot of my off season projects going. I’m planning to just schedule time to sit down and actually READ a couple of business books, submit the last few weddings I wanted to submit from 2012, and begin preparing myself for the 2013 season.
  • Valentine’s Day! I’m mostly excited about this one because we’ve been too busy and haven’t had a real date night in weeks. I can’t wait to GO OUT OF THE HOUSE and go on a real date where we spend time talking about whatever we want instead of business/finances/chores/etc. Maybe we’ll even dress up!
  • GTL. Okay maybe just gym and laundry…but I’m finally going to redeem a Groupon I bought a while back for a month’s membership at a local gym. I’m looking forward to adding some variety to my exercise routine and getting out and challenging myself to work out consistently!
  • SUPER BOWL SUNDAY! Crossing my fingers for a RAVENS VICTORY!!!! Will you guys be watching?

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  1. Natalie
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 9:37 am

    I’ve become obsessed with brussel sprouts too! Oh my goodness! A little olive oil and garlic.. Oh my goodness!

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  2. katie yuen
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 10:12 am

    Amen to the brussel sprouts and craving smoothies and veggies!! My go to has been Trader Joe’s frozen edamame pods.. throw them in the microwave for 2 minutes, add a little salt and you have an awesome healthy snack! yum!

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  3. Carly Fuller
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 10:30 am

    Love the recap! What a great idea to do every month with instagram! I also lovveeee me some sour patches and krispy kremes…mMMMMmm

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  4. teri pozniak // tPoz
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 11:42 am

    I’m on the bandwagon with the Brussel Sprouts!! YUM!! And Love me some Leinie!
    I always love your instagram reviews!

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  5. Jen Jar
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 1:56 pm

    Yay! I had so much fun with you this month! Here’s to more Asian adventures and bulgogi in the near near near future!

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  6. Sarah!
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 4:01 pm

    panera, huge pretzels and sour patch kids. comfort food to the max!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Jackie
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 8:17 pm

    Looks like super fun! I always say I am going to do a month of instagram posts. Glad to see how awesome yours looks!

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  8. Alison Harper
    Feb 02, 2013 @ 9:23 am

    Love the instagram collage! If you ever wanted to do any creative projects or anything, I have a branch of my team in the Richmond/Charlottesville area. We’d love to offer hair and makeup. :)

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