The Christmas season is upon us! As the holiday approaches, we begin to plan what gifts we would like to purchase for friends and family; thoughtful mementos that express our love and gratitude. Think back a few years… do you remember two of the gifts you received? Now think again, is it easier to recall a memory of an experience you had? As a military spouse, I have moved 12 times since being married and each time it is inevitable that we discuss how much “stuff” we have accumulated and the need to lighten the load. Can you relate?
I recently read an article entitled “Don’t Buy Stuff…Buy Skills”. In it the author proposes that we should be investing in acquiring skills instead of possessions. She states, “instead of spending your hard-earned dollars on things that will depreciate, be consumed, or thrown away; like clothes or electronics, you should look for opportunities to put your money towards timeless abilities.” Investing in yourself, in further education, certifications, and the like will reap many personal rewards and make the material load lighter.
I encourage you this holiday season to look for ways to enrich your life through experiences! Making memories will last a lifetime, the new sweater maybe until March! As a cooking instructor, I provide lessons in recipe preparation and entertaining. I love to share my joy for cooking and hospitality. If you have a desire to improve your skills in the kitchen (to cook a meal for your family) or just to learn some new dishes, come be inspired and acquire skills that will help prepare you to entertain with ease.
Have a blessed holiday season!
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Hello, I'm Tamieka, owner of Tamieka Smith Photography. I would love to help you plan your family's sunset portraits in Northern Virginia (or surrounding area) or photograph your military ceremony — possibly both. Working with families and military members is my specialty. I hope you'll look at my recent work and all that’s available for you. I hope we're able to work together and I’m able to document your family’s history.