A few weeks ago a friend of mine came over to borrow a lens and commented what a charmed life I lead. I asked him what on earth he meant?! I work like 14 hours a day. He commented about all of the cocktails we drink and Instagram pictures of yummy food and fancy places…. I realized I’m just putting the pretty out there for you guys. I won’t lie…I do want you to see the good side of everything. And the pretty is what I document. What you see here on the blog, on my Instagram, and pretty much everywhere else are the 15 minute breaks of joy that I take. The rare date night. Moments to sit in the sunshine on the front porch and feel its warmth on my toes while I sip my coffee and munch on a few pieces of watermelon. Because honestly, once that’s done, and I’ve taken the pictures…I go inside and work. I spend like 95% of my waking time in front of a computer. Running my photography business is about 10% photography. If that. The other 90% is running a small business. Just like any other small business, I have to worry about and take care of accounting, bookkeeping, marketing/advertising, client relations, corporate communication, and the list goes on. It’s a one woman show around here…so I just want to be clear….what you’re seeing are my little bits of joy that I hold on to for the rest of the day :-) (yes, even on holiday “weeks”).
This is the other 99% of my day…honestly. And yes, eventually I will have time to clean my desk. Eventually.