As a kindergarten student with beautiful corduroy clothes down to my corduroy socks (my mom shopped for me) at the wee age of five I had an aunt (at that age everyone older than me was an aunt) who would pick me up every day from the bus stop after kindergarten. She would hold my hand and walk me back to her house asking about my dubious day of coloring and playing with legos.
Once we got to her house she would make me a grilled cheese sandwich with the crusts cut off what was perfectly toasted. At the dining table while I nibbled on the greatest grilled cheese sandwiches ever she would ask me about my day and always without fail she would always ask me “have you failed yet?” in a loving sweet motherly voice, if I ever answered “no” she would replay “well you aren’t trying hard enough!”
It was a phrase than rang through my head all through high school and a phrase that always makes me smile even to this day. My aunt was always pushing me, even at the age of five (mostly to reach the toilet and not the floor) but she always pushed me to reach for the stars.
Every year around this time I sit down with paper and pencil in hand to make a list of goals for the year. But this year I wanted to first see what I failed at; the goals that I didn’t quite reach. After all we learn from failure must faster and easier than success. Of the 30+ goals I had; three weren’t achieved…yet.
We plan on getting the majority of our 2011 and 2010 wedding published and we will get at least two weddings published in print! – We didn’t realize how long it takes to get weddings published in print! About 70% of our 2011 weddings have been published with a few more this month and next and two print publications in the works!
We will implement time saving techniques to get our clients their wedding pictures faster and easier We sped up our post processing process (try to say that 5 times fast) making it MUCH faster; this year we averaged getting weddings completed in 3-4 weeks – and although we technically accomplished this goal we want to make our processes even faster and easier for our clients within the upcoming year. Neeva was scouring facebook liking, downloading and saving our wedding images that our friends and family took even before the cake was cut. We will work on speeding up our process even more while still delivering high quality work (obviously).
We will spruce up our editing room and add a bit of inspiration. – Something tells me that day old Chinese food and candy wrappers wasn’t what I had in mind; still working on it…I think I might have to transfer this goal over to Neeva…
Sunny B) (the smiley face has sun glasses on…you know because it’s Sunny…I thought it was funny)
A picture of me and my cousin playing in the snow at the age of 5. Waiting for the snow to come this year…