As a wife and a mother of four, I find it difficult to prioritize ME. I’m constantly making sure my kids have everything they need, that my husband has the support he needs, and that everyone is where they need to be when they need to be there. I make sure they have clothes that fit, that our family has meals planned together, that my kids continue to learn to cook, study, clean, and figure out how to be productive adults. I do all this while also running a business and taking exceptional care of my clients. So, when is it my turn?
If you have asked yourself this question, then you are fully aligned with almost every woman who walks into my studio with a desire to reclaim herself. As women, we are raised to be nurturing. We tend to the needs of others. And oddly enough, we feel a certain amount of guilt or shame when we decide we need to be on our own priority list, too.
ALL of those feelings are normal, but are they justified?
There is a moment when we step back and realize that if WE aren’t meeting our own needs, then who is? And that realization is what makes most of us finally add ourselves to the list of people we love, nurture, and support.
There should be no guilt or shame in investing in YOU. It is often the first step towards feeling powerful again. Your very soul finally puts its foot down and says, “I matter, too.”
So how does this relate to the boudoir photography experience? Think about it… you spend a day one-on-one with someone who is listening to you and is a professional at their craft, so you know you’re going to love the outcome. You get glammed up and see yourself at your best, which invokes a power in knowing you can level up your vibe any time YOU choose. You trust someone to capture and showcase the very best of YOU. You spend money on YOU, and this time it’s not a new appliance to make taking care of everyone else a little easier – it’s truly something that makes you (and your significant other, if you have one), excited!
While it is truly an investment, it is also a once in a lifetime experience that helps most women to change the way the view themselves.
Will 2023 be the year you invest in yourself?
About the Author
Hi, I'm Lori and I'm a true "girl's girl" and I love helping women to see how beautiful they can be - to showcase them in a way they may not have seen themselves before. Like many women, I've had to fight to learn to love my body and appreciate the beauty in me. My goal is to help EVERY woman to do the same.