HOW TO BALANCE IT ALL
Photography: Nathanael Patriquin l Model: Cindy Kimove l Fashion Design: Adrienne Goodine l Surface Designer/Producer: Dee Wilkie

Photography: Nathanael Patriquin l Model: Cindy Kimove l Fashion Design: Adrienne Goodine l Surface Designer/Producer: Dee Wilkie

Handling social media accounts, business meetings, organizing photo shoots, product development...how do you balance it all!?  The answer to this is...I haven't figured that out yet.  I have, however, learned a lot in the past year or two about balance.  Here are a few things I have learned along the way:

1.) TIME MANAGEMENT - This is KEY people!  We all have 24 hours in a day.  Some of us don't get anything done in that time while others of us seem to dominate the world.  This is a skill that doesn't come naturally to all but is SUPER important!!!  Balance your time and priorities to help get more done in your day.

2.) SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE WHO GET IT - I am fortunate in my life to have an amazing husband and growing support group.  My friends and family get that sometimes my art comes first.  It doesn't mean that I don't love them, it just means that I have to put in the hard work right now to see results later.  

3.) SACRIFICE -  Some things just gotta give.  It sucks and I wish I could have it all at once, but the reality is, I just cant.  You need to pick what's important to you in life and give it EVERYTHING you've got.  That might even mean letting go of some other things.  However, if you love what you are doing, those other things wont seem as important to you.  

4.) HUSTLE - Even though you can't have everything at once it doesn't mean you shouldn't still try.  If you want something, WORK FOR IT!!  Never, ever, EVER give up!!  Remember, "hard work pays off".

5.) ASK FOR HELP - There are people who have more experience and expertise than you and are willing to help.  Mentors are so important.  You would be surprised at how many people are willing to help you and steer you in the right direction if you just ask.

"Be stubborn about your goals, and flexible about your methods." - Anon

D.W