Grace & Ketchup.
I just died because I used "ketchup" for "catch-up". Does that make me a dad yet? Better yet, does it mean I'm dead inside?
If I can't have both, I'll choose dad status because I work with children on a daily basis. Hell, I'm a manny all while working in an elementary school full time. On top of that, I run Iron & Rye all by myself.
All of this is full time and I've dropped the ball here and there. Mostly in the here compartment of life. I guess "there" would mean I would actually have to have done something, haha. Nonetheless, 2018 has been a season of giving myself grace as I navigate running a business.
While it's been the same business, the changing of the name has also led to a rebrand. A new culture of clients. A new culture of experiences. A new culture. Iron & Rye really isn't Baleros Photography and I'm happy, but it's been a lot of behind the scenes work the last few months as I build this brand that still provides the same, if not better, client experience that I provided with Baleros Photography.
Most of all, grace has come from not updating my website or my social media. While they are important parts of running my business, I chose this season to not get caught up in the numbers or the games that come with social media. It's dangerous and sickening at times as I truly lost a big part of my business identity last year.
So here's to ketchup, grace, and finally getting the rest of my 2017 Portrait sessions up on the website. Give them a look-see if you haven't already :)
Be on the look out though as I finish up some Lifestyle & Wedding Galleries from 2017. Each will have their own blogs!