Running a business is hard. Sometimes you just want to quit. For whatever reason everything is overwhelming and you’re exhausted and you just want to throw in the towel and give up. Everyone else is more successful, everyone else is better….feels like the world is stacked against you. I have these moments. Nothing like a to do list a mile long, none of your pants fitting, and feeling like you’re not good enough. Perseverance. It takes a stubborn and driven person to run a small business. It also takes a few moments of thanking God for all the good things….for me it is my loving boyfriend Adam, my adorable kitty, my well meaning mother, my new business ventures, my wonderful clients, the gorgeous coast of Maine, the beautiful office I work in, mobile and always changing studio scenery (today was riding around on a golf cart) I am lucky. I am so lucky. Even with all of the bumps in the road, and all of the big dreams that have yet to come true. Its worth it. You just have to persevere. Nobody is perfect, and there will be ups and downs….but boy oh boy am I lucky. I love taking that shot at a wedding where you know you truly captured a moment or a personality. I love being able to work from home. I love that every photo-shoot is new and exciting. So yes, today was a sad day where I missed my brother and my Dad and felt a bit overwhelmed with everything but tomorrow is a new one and I just wanted to take a minute to thank God for all that I have as well as let everyone know (as others have done on their blogs which helped me) that there will be set backs but if you remember to keep your head up and persevere it is amazing. So have faith in the grander plan, and appreciate the little things. After all it is the little things in life that matter.