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Fight the good Fight | Gearing up for 2016

RL2_0004z“Don’t fight the problem, decide it. ” (George C Marshall)

Over the last few months I have struggled with many things when it comes to this space, my photography goals, my ambitions, and what I can actually accomplish. And let’s face it. I am zonked out. I haven’t slept through the night since about February of 2014 before Broderick was born. Even his mid day naps are less than 30 minutes. And I could seriously cry thinking that in 4 more months I will have a new, completely charged up non sleeper in my life. I pray pray pray I get another child like Aubrey. One who has been sleeping 12 hours a night since 7 weeks old.


In the last year the facebook space grew from 300 to just under 3000 fans. My monthly blog views stayed consistently in the thousands instead of the 0-10 range I had seen the year before. I began teaching a workshop. And I did a remodel on my website in hopes to create some good reads, tutorials, and help other photographers strengthen the visual message of their work. I started mentoring. And I’m in the process of writing several ebooks on various topics.

And I absolutely love what I do.

But there is simply not enough of me to keep doing everything I am doing and still keep the kids from jumping off the second story ledge, draw on my walls, and make sure I have healthy food on the table.

Here is what I want to do with my photography:

  • 2 workshop runs (January 24 and tentatively late July/early August)
  • write an ebook, or two, or three. Technically I have four started, but I have issues.
  • limit mentoring to 2-3 sessions a month
  • blog– on a schedule I find manageable
  • grow my stock portfolio over at Stocksy— an endeavor I am absolutely loving!

And I need to figure out the best way to make that happen. So, here is to solving the problems. Fighting the good fight. And slowing down. Stopping. Regrouping. And gearing up for one whoop ass 2016. I sure hope you’ll join me. I have some really fun plans in store.

But until then, the rest of December will be a slow down. And that sounds very nice right about now. Because I need a lot more of THIS in my life:



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  • December 12, 2015 - 8:08 pm

    Iris - Your plans for 2016 are very specific and I like that. I wish I were that organized.

    I am looking forward to see your ebooks and hopefully be able to be in the early run for your workshop next year <3ReplyCancel

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