Check out this Hultzman Family recap on the blog for December 2020!
Thank goodness 2020 is basically over! (Can I get an amen?!🙌🏻) By far, this one was the year that I never saw coming. Our family started the year very sad with my grandma dying; then we moved to South Carolina, then the lockdown happened, bought our first home in June, and now ending the year on the highest note ever with our family!
I remembered this time last year; life looked a lot different. I struggled a ton with my mental health, and it felt like my life, and the world around me was crumbling to the ground. I made a promise to myself that 2020 was going to be my year no matter what happened.
For the most part, it definitely has been my family’s year! We moved into an apartment at the beginning of the year and absolutely ADORED it! I truly think South Carolina has brought our family closer more than ever! The icing on top was buying our first home in June! Totally an upgrade from our tiny apartment, and we have loved every second of living here! Now, on the other hand…
Me personally? Not so much. Which is totally okay! Being a small business owner in 2020 hasn’t been the easiest because, much like everyone else at the beginning of the year, my business was deemed “non-essential.” Plus, one of the hardest parts about moving is building your business from the ground up and finding your tribe. My photography business certainly hasn’t been super “lucrative” this year, but luckily, it hasn’t been horrible. Here’s why…
When the lockdown first happened, since I was “non-essential,” I looked at it as an opportunity to work on my favorite thing ever- personal-development. Through that, I’ve expanded my business into offering one-on-one coaching services for photographers, focusing on shifting my client’s limiting beliefs so that they can create profitable businesses.
This year hasn’t been all cupcakes and rainbows, but the sweet and sour parts seemed to have been pretty even!
This month has been full of adventure. We traveled up north to visit some family. We spent the first half quarantine-ing, but afterward, it was great because, during the time here, we experienced our first Nor’Easter in a very long time! More than a foot of snow later, we spent most of our time playing outside in the snow! Check out the photos below!
Also, the morning we left, I was able to capture what looked like a total winter wonderland! Here are some of the photos!
Of course, we can’t forget the photos of dad being silly on the four–wheeler!
Another highlight of this month was my brother, sister-in-law, nephews, and their dog Cuzco visiting us from Florida for Christmas! The last time I saw them before this visit was almost 2 years ago! We had so much fun spending Christmas together! Right before they left, I was able to take their family photos this year in Charleston! Check out the photos below!
This thought has been building up inside me for this past year, but I can’t hold it in any longer.
You are robbing your life by living in fear. Let me repeat it; you are ROBBING your own LIFE by living in fear. Here is why-
Life is so full of unpredictability. By living in fear, you are focusing on an outcome that could or could not happen. But you should know by now, especially with 2020, that nothing is guaranteed. So why not live in the present, and live life fearlessly and unapologetically?
Even the bible tells you not to be in a state of fear. In 2 Timothy 1:7, it says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
Instead of riding the wave of fear, ride in the wave of flow! Life is going to give you whatever curveballs it wants. But instead of resisting, being the victim of life’s circumstances, or fighting back, ride the waves!
I hope that 2021 is your year! I pray that this coming year brings you an abundance of blessings like you would not believe! And I hope you have a healthy and happy New Year!
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