Have you ever tried having a photo shoot when your 3-year-old is home? Any mom (or dad) who works from home with their kids in tow I’m sure can relate to the standard questions – Mom can I have this? Mom, can you come here? And that list goes on.
Now don’t get me wrong, the main reason I decided to quit my job and start my own business working from home was so I could be at home with them. And I love every minute of it. Some days can be a little hard but it’s by far the best decision I’ve ever made for both me and my family.
There’s often a funny story to tell and there’s rarely a dull moment. I’m currently working on a redesign for my website and thinking about getting new photos done. This reminded me of my last set of photos I had done with Nichala C. Photography.
A few years ago now, I needed some last minute headshots done. Unfortunately, I was still fairly new in business and headshots were something I had never invested in. And I had a 3-year-old son at home, so going to a studio was kind of out of the question. Lucky for me, I had a photographer I knew well and she came to my home.
Then came the tricky part, how to keep my 3-year old son occupied so I could focus on the shoot. Now everyone knows, your attention is always needed as soon as you become unavailable. To start it was great. He played with his toys and we really got some great photos. But getting towards the end of the shoot he was growing tired of not having my attention and quite frequently would try to climb into my lap. Thank goodness Nichala was also a family friend and had tons of patience. We were able to finish up the shoot and she was gracious enough to take some of my most cherished shots as you can see here.
Long story short I think that was the day I learned to just roll with it. Sometimes no matter how hard I plan there will always be a hiccup. And rather than get stressed, annoyed, or upset it worked out better than I could have hoped.
Has there been a time when you decided to just roll with it instead of fight it?