Hey there! I'm Linda! I was born and raised in Maine, spent the last 6 years in Portland, and now call the Boston area my home!
Most days you can find me playing on the floor with my daughter, writing love letters to my husband, and reading with a cup of tea!
I am mostly known for being able to find all the things my husband has lost, making as much food as I can from scratch, my obsession with chips and salsa, and my mad organization skills.
I recently shared what my word of the year for 2020 is. Today, I wanted to take a minute and share my goals for 2020. I really like putting them out there in the world sometimes, because it helps keep me slightly more accountable! Also, I think it’s fun to hear about other people’s goals! I’m pretty psyched about what I came up with this year as I did my PowerSheets prep, and without further ado, here are my goals!
I LOVE being a photographer, and I’m so grateful for the skills I have. Because of them, I can create really high quality images of our everyday life, and get them made into beautiful books. This year I’m focusing on a new photo-a-day project, getting my 2017 scrapbook finished, and printing our 2019 album!
I found this awesome guide from Busy Toddler that I’m excited to use. Lily is SO freaking smart, and I really want to make sure we are encouraging her natural desire to learn! But, I also love to learn through playing and experiences, so of all the curriculums I looked through, this was the one that fit my needs the most! Lily is at home with me, so I’m excited to do a bit of homeschooling!
I’ve been feeling like I’ve kind of been in a rut. So, this year I’m making a conscious effort to have new experiences, see new places, try new foods, and learn new skills! One of the skills I’m most excited to learn more of is calligraphy!
I firmly believe we are made for connection. We shouldn’t live life alone. I want to be better about the relationships I have – my marriage, my friendships, and my family. I want to connect more and be more present when I’m with them!
We have approx $4k left in non-student loan debt to pay off, that we are hoping to pay off in the next couple of months! We are working hard!! Then the next step is to build up our savings a bit more and then tackle those student loans! We’ve been super focused and making short term sacrifices for the long term gain! Cannot wait to be ENTIRELY debt free in just a few years! Maybe even sooner!
I won’t share too much here, but I need to make myself more of a priority. I’ve come to accept that no one else can do this for me. So, I’m working really hard to figure out what that looks like for me and then putting it into action! This is probably going to be the hardest goal I tackle this year!
Moving to Boston has been a rough transition for my business. I’m feeling hopeful that this year will finally be the year I start feeling like I’m gaining traction!
Now that you know my goals for 2020, I’d love to know what some of your goals are!! 🙂
Linda is a Boston-based photographer specializing in weddings and creating family legacies. You can see more of her work online at lindabarryphotography.com, on Instagram, or on Facebook. If you want to reach out directly: firstname.lastname@example.org. To sign up for the monthly newsletter full of encouragement and real life, click here!
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