It’s like pushing a boulder

I heard someone recently say that running a business is like pushing a boulder up a hill. Friends, I can’t even begin to tell you how true that statement has been for me this year. This has been the year that I know someday I’ll look back on and be so happy I didn’t quit, even when that’s all I wanted to do.

Pushing a boulder up a hill is HARD. It’s heavy, it’s awkward, and it’s scary. If you let it go, it can crush you, so you keep pushing. But sometimes you get tired, and the boulder pushes you back a little bit. Other times you get some energy and momentum and you feel like you can RUN while pushing that boulder. Sometimes it’s three steps forward and two steps back.

But here’s thing about pushing a boulder up a hill – you don’t know when you’re about to reach the top. Sometimes the thing that feels most impossible to reach is juuuust out of sight. You just need to hold on for a little bit longer.

We’re all pushing our own boulders, but I wanted you to know today that you’re not alone. Keep pushing that boulder just a little bit further, my friend.


Linda is a Boston-based photographer specializing in weddings and creating family legacies. You can see more of her work online at, on Instagram, or on Facebook. If you want to reach out directly: To sign up for the monthly newsletter full of encouragement and real life, click here!

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You can usually find me adding books to my never-ending “to read” list; challenging myself to do things like not shop for a year; sneaking crispy m+ms from my secret hiding spot so I don’t have to share them with my daughter; and melting over seeing my children smiling at each other.

Oh and I guess I should mention - I’m a seasoned Portland wedding photographer who provides not only kick-ass wedding photos, but also a meaningful and laid-back experience from the time you book to the delivery of your final images. 

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