I had a great year last year.
For so many reasons, I became a life coach, stretched my photography business to places I never believed it could go, travelled, laughed, learnt and most importantly had my beautiful niece work with me for most of the year.
Yes, folks that is what dreams are made of, or at least for me.
For 15 years I have harbored the fantasy that those little munchkins I left behind in the year 2000 and who were the stars of Italian Joy, would one day grow up and want to come to Europe and hang out with Aunty Carla.
Well, I can safely safe folks, dreams do come true. I have had the fortune to have more than one dream come true and having my darling Eliza by my side was possibly the best one.
We travelled, we photographed, we laughed, we cried, we ate ice-cream and did crazy selfies in old fashioned photo booths in Florence, she taught me stuff and I returned the favour. Not only did she come but so did her beautiful sisters, her fab cousins and her mother. What a year!
At the end of the year it felt all too good to be true. It was hard to let her go but I know she has great things coming her way.
Just as she was about to go we had a little chat and she gave me the biggest compliment of 2016. She told me ‘I don’t care what people think of me’!
For a minute I was almost offended and then she explained, “no matter who you are with on a shoot, (including some famous folk) you goof around and make a fool of yourself and you don’t decide things based on what other people think you.”
After I got use to this compliment, I felt proud that I had the chance to show someone (without knowing it), its ok to stand up and be who you are, to stand in the power of being truly you, to live your life the way you always wanted to, as my authentic self.
If I gave her just one gift last year, this was my proudest moment.
And boy do I know the road well to being that comfortable with myself.
I too would love to pass this onto you too, if you want to make 2017 the best year of YOUR life, un-lock the recipe to your greatness, I have just 3 places left for the coming six months.
If you want to flip your career, stretch what you are doing further than you have ever taken it before, raise your prices and get out of exhaustion or overhaul your current creative business I would love to help you. You can check out the details HERE or get in touch with me her for a chat HERE.
I would love to help you make your dreams a reality.
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” George Bernard Shaw
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