I rarely post personal blog entries but today feels like it needs to be different. Here goes...
Today has been filled with:
+ completing my husband's and my personal taxes
+ tweaking some web keywords
+ self examination of my work (which I try to do regularly to gauge progress)
+ getting lost for a while daydreaming over some amazing artists creations
+ editing a marketing session filled you gorgeous light, the most perfect "bride", and a dress to die for
+ editing a squishy little newborn session
That's when noon hit. The time I promised myself I was going to start working on my new business cards -- which I made not one but two designs for this time around now that my business has taken a quick left into more and more wedding photography (which I am totally loving btw you guys -- THANK YOU!)
2:30 -- I realize I need to start something new. Something I haven't done. Capturing my real life. I take emotion filled photos of the rest of the World and give memories to everyone. As far as I see it it's my gift to you (whoever you are) AND my gift to me. I've taken photos of our home after I've cleaned, in that moment before anyone has been allowed to walk across the back of the sofa or tromp through the kitchen in search of the tastiest of snacks... but what about the everyday? The dishes piling up in the sink. The dog food er'where on the floor because he can't just eat it -- he HAS to spit it all out. The laundry that has admittedly piled since Cancun two weeks ago... That's my real life right now. Working 32 hours a week T-F (which turns to about 38 with travel on the days our pup goes to doggy day care), coming home to make a quick dinner, watch an episode on Hulu/Netflix/Amazon while we cram down the food and then back to work editing or prepping for a session or creating unique session plans (most of which will never get out of my notebook). Saturday hits and I have a consult then a session. Then Sunday is here already and I quickly and methodically 180* turn the studio for a different type of session. By 3 pm I'm done and just want to relax but I don't. I go edit for three hours until it's time to make dinner again and spend a few hours on the week with my husband. Monday comes, most like today, where I have the list of everything I've put off all week staring me down and all I want to do is create SOMETHING. THIS, you guys, is why today sparked me to do something new. I've tried the 365 in years past. I've failed at the 365 in years past. This time, it's different. I don't NEED to capture a photo a day -- I just want ONE a week. If I forget? That's fine. I just need to pick up my camera and capture my life. RIGHT NOW.
Day/week/month/hour one. A glimpse into my life when I do ME. Pinterest, sweats, kitty slippers and all, laying on the dirty floor, next to the upside down outlet, with a dog staring me in the face wondering exactly when I'm going to throw the ball again...
This is my life. And I honestly love every busy second of it.
THANK YOU all for the amazing business, support, love, and consideration. I cannot believe that this is my life and I never want this journey to end. Here's to 2015. The year you see ME. "The Sass Experience."