Saturday, June 29, 2013

Frank Comes to Visit

Check out the adventures we had with our houseguest, Frank, over at Deanna's blog [here]


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Awkward / Awesome vol. 87

Awkward/Awesome Thursday time!

Awkward: Realizing I'm pushing around someone else's grocery cart
Awkward x 2: Later, at checkout, realizing I left some of my groceries in that other person's cart

Awkward: Needing to change from my street clothes into attending-wedding-attire with nowhere to do it but in my car.
Awesome: The Dunkin Donuts parking lot was nearly empty
Awkward: As I emerged, putting on my shoes, a guy approached me and said, "Are you living out of your car too? I found a place down the street where they don't check parking much if you wanna hang out."

*Backstory for the next 2: I volunteer weekly at a non-profit fair trade organization*
Awesome: I was ringing up incense for a young man and the total was $4.20. I giggled.
Awkward: He didn't.

Awesome: The store has mostly women-oriented products but I made list of things that guys would find cool in case one ever came in. My day came and a man walked in. I started to tell him about the guy-oriented merchandise
Awkward: He cut me off and said, "It doesn't matter, I'm bi" and continued walking.

Awesome: Because I've never had a credit card, I have no credit card debt
Awkward: Because I've never had a credit card, I have no credit
Awesome: I got approved for a credit card
Awkward: Through my bank... With a collateral deposit.

What are some of your recent awkward/awesomes?

Friday, June 7, 2013

Update

Business is great! I've been working... a LOT. Like, 4-7 photo shoots per week. This means that when I'm not taking photos, I'm working my butt off to get them all edited.

Being as this is a personal blog, I decided not to upload photos from my professional shoots and put them instead on my business facebook page and main photography website.

This has made a weird conundrum for my blog because I usually post about what I've been up to but all I've been up to is work.  I guess that's a sign that I need to work on a work/non-work balance in my life?

If I'm not eating, sleeping or at the gym, I'm working. At first it felt like a game (How good can I be at this whole business owner thing?) as well as imperative (if I don't email back in 10 minutes, someone else will and they'll go with another photographer, and I'll lose business and that's the kind of thing that can sink a small business). But I'm realizing now that just because what I'm doing what I love to do for work, that doesn't mean it's all I should be doing. Even if it means losing out on some potential clients.

So my question is, for those of you that love what you do, how do you achieve that work/non-work balance? Or is that an issue for you too?