Do you write to process things that are going on in your life?

For as long as I can remember I have kept a journal and have loved writing my thoughts on paper. As an adult, I go in and out of seasons where I still keep a journal only now my fingers hurt from writing because I type so much and don't use those muscles. The end result is the same...I have this need to get what's going on inside me out. What do I write about? I pray. I whine. I shout. I cry. I laugh (mostly at myself). I just talk only I write it all. I have been blogging for years and at different stages I have written more (and then less) from my heart. Mostly, depending on the business of life.

I'm in a great place right now. i have so much to be thankful for and today i decided to write out my thoughts on the blog instead of my here goes...brace yourself for random:

I miss my sisters. I have 2 and the live in Canada and England. Most times it's fine but, lately it's not. I miss them. I wish I could help them with their kids, let them go on date nights and sit down for a cup of tea...but I can't. I see them 1-2 times a year and it's hard.

I have incredible friends. Friends that are like sisters. I don't deserve the amazing women that surround me. I could turn to them ANYTHING! For help, prayer, guidance, hugs and support...they would help me. These relationships have not come easy but they were definitely worth the fight.

I love the stage of life I'm moving into. I'm sleeping and so are my kids. Life is systematic and I love that. I'm at home learning my kids and trust me, that's a full time job!

I feel settled in photography. I know who I am: a mentor, a visionary, a relator, and a business woman. When I went to WPPI with a couple of close photographer friends I came up with a way to describe my photography style. I am a romantic-comedy story teller. I have a little cinema drama in my images but the essence of my photography captures the love and joy of relationships. What do you think?

I love that we skipped winter this year. Can we do that again next year?

I married the most incredibly hard working man. He does well with...most things. And no matter what is thrown at him he is faithful to complete it. I'm so thankful to be his wife.

I'm so glad I bought a couple of plants this week. I love looking at green stuff in my house!

I love having a blog. A place where other women come to be encouraged and sometimes challenged. I'm not the greatest writer but I put my heart into everything I do! What are you putting your heart into right now? I'd love to hear.

Noemi Hedrick

Noemi Hedrick is a passionate wedding and portrait photographer based in Minneapolis. Noemi loves capturing the beauty inside every person. Her vibrant energy for life, love and family are grounded in her own values and loved ones. Noemi has been proudly serving as a wedding photographer for over 15 years and also offers a wide range of photography workshops for professional and amateur photographers.