2018 Review with {Taylor Raine Boudoir}

In 2018 I found myself. But I also lost myself.

I found the woman I was created to be: an entrepreneur, a creator, a supporter, an advocate for self love. I realized that I was created to be more, that my mission was no longer to be a photographer, but to be an artist who allows women a place to embrace who they are and to feel truly beautiful-to change their life. But in all honesty, boudoir has changed my life. Boudoir forced me to appreciate those around me, to truly find the beauty in every person I meet. I have learned to love and support the women around me, to lift up others instead of tearing them down. My business slapped me in the face and forced me to change, and I wish it had happened sooner.  This year taught me that I am capable of whatever I put my mind to, that I can only make my dreams come true. 2018 forced me to be brave and strong, and showed me how important it was to get out of my own damn way. It’s amazing what happens when you start to value yourself. I slowly started to see the fruits of my labor, and Taylor Raine Boudoir officially opened a studio in the new year. How amazing is that?!

But along the journey to becoming a better business woman and putting everything I had into creating Taylor Raine Boudoir, I lost myself. So often I preach to the ladies in my VIP group about self love and putting yourself first, but I was afraid to be honest with myself. During the countless days pouring into my business, I lost part of who I was. I forgot to put my health first, I put everything that wasn’t my business on the back burner. I lost who I was as a partner, a lover, a friend and everything else I took pride in. I forgot what it meant to love myself and those around me, to put my mental and physical health first. I didn’t do a lot of those things this past year, but I hope to change that this year.

2019 will be a year of finding myself again. It will be a year dedicated to growth (my word of the year!) -growing my business, my relationships, my faith, my self love, and my finances. Oh and I get married this year, so that’s pretty rad!

Thank you to all of those who have supported me and believed in me this last year, I could not have done it without you. 2019 is going to be the best year yet! If you want to grow this year and start your self love journey by booking your own session, let’s chat! 

Yes, that is me. Proud member of the #squintsquad