I know that it sounds funny, but I have been enjoying some softball this winter. Yes, I said SOFTBALL. Those of you who know me well, know that I LOVE baseball and softball and that my youngest daughter plays softball. We’ve enjoyed a couple of indoor tournaments this winter and are looking forward to indoor practices, hitting instruction and checking out a new batting cage that is pretty cool!
My husband and I noticed at a recent practice that our girl was ready with her things, but lagging behind a couple of girls who are higher up in the batting order and play the infield (she is currently batting last and plays outfield, but relieves 2nd base – her favorite position – and is 3rd catcher on the team). Later, as a family, we sat down and talked about doing your best and not just “hanging out” because that’s what everyone else is doing; about pushing yourself and doing your best without worry that you will hurt a friend if they are trying to be better than you. I told her about a story I read while working on something for my students, from the book 7 Habits of Healthy Teens. The author told about how his college football coach had asked him what he was doing, and if he wanted the younger players to pass him by. He said something that really struck a nerve with me AND my daughter. He said that you have to get over your fear of being good at something. Then, my husband found our new mantra:
I especially like the part: “There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.” I have to admit, as an adult I have not always “stepped up” because I was afraid of what other people would think, say or do as a result. I believe that there is a lot to be learned from this beautifully written piece, and I will be dividing it into 4 sections to design something colorful in Photoshop with it. Then I’ll print them on canvases to hang in my daughter’s room as a reminder, as well as for my office to do the same for me.
Let’s look forward to what’s coming up:
Valentine’s Day Minis Sessions!
Seniors ~ Class of 2015
It’s hard to believe it, but it’s THAT time of year again! Time to start planning your Senior Portrait sessions! Here are some of my gorgeous Seniors who will be graduating this year.
All of these collages are customizable and can be ordered in print form.
ATTENTION: PRICING SCHEDULE WILL BE CHANGING AS OF FEBRUARY 15, 2014.
Book and put your deposit down by Feb 15 to get current pricing. To view current pricing schedule, please visit our Pricing page for 2014 Seniors.
Know anyone who has a 2015 Senior, got engaged or is expecting a child? Get them a GIFT CERTIFICATE for a session with Treasured Memories! Gift Certificates are available in any denomination you like.
Treasured Memories also does custom designs for invitations / announcements. Let us know what you’re looking for and we’d be happy to create something JUST FOR YOU!
Finally, Treasured Memories has begun offering beginner photography classes. Call or email to set up your group or private classes. Have a group who’s interested in taking the class together? Contact me for a discount for 3 or more people.
Thanks for visiting! I hope you find the time well spent and that you’ll come back again!