17 April 2008
New blog. New outlook. New me?
Wow. It feels a bit like a new apartment- I need to move a few things around, stretch out a bit. I decided to start a new blog to follow my new start as a photographer. I have decided to get serious about this photo thing - like the BFA wasn't enough! I have a few clients, but I have never advertised. That will have to change. I have been filled with doubt in the past. That is changing too. I have worried about the recession (you know, this "new" one that has been obvious to any mom trying to feed a family for about a year now) and if people will be willing to pay for my non-essential service. I am going to stop all that negativity now. I am going to focus on what I have - patience, love of children and families of all varieties, a talent for photography and most importantly a camera! I am getting back to basics and cutting out the things in my life that aren't keeping my focused on my goal - a thriving photo buisness. This means I will be quitting a very fun, but buisness hampering part time job very soon. That will be bittersweet. It must be done in order to move forward. I have a summer of volunteer sittings ahead of my to put me closer to my goal. I will also be looking into going back to school soon to learn American Sign Language. I want to be ready to communicate with all of my clients. I also want to get a branch of Flashes of Hope started in Cincinnati. That is a lot to do. Did I mention I have a full time job as a SAHM? I also need to get a brand designed, postcards printed and a mailing list together, an LLC established, a website up and running. All of this by September for a relaunch/ re imagining of my buisness. So why am I telling you all of this? To hold me to it. I am putting it all out there in the internet aether so I have someone watching me, even if it is just electrons. I will chronicle it all here, in pictures where possible. I will post what sittings I do have here, I will talk about my trials when I can.