Hi everybody. Long time no see. I’ve been pretty busy since last week. The in-laws visited and so we mooched about Newcastle with the kids. We (they) also earned their keep by working hard in the garden, complete with plenty of weeding and planting of some more garden beds. Contrary to last week, I’ve actually been feeling in a great place. I’m just not thinking about Little Red’s medical stuff for now. I’ll be able to pick up the anxiety where I left it come the several specialist appointments we have in May.
BUSY KATIE BEE
Maybe it’s this high after the low that has spurred me on to do something I STILL don’t feel quite ready for. But I’m powering ahead with my photography business. Yes, the time has come folks! Although I’m hesitant to “officially launch” until I’ve got a few shoots I have lined up under my belt, I’m just going to go for it.
Don’t get me wrong, I am beyond petrified! Confidence in my ability, or maybe my exceptionally high standards, niggle at me. But, I figured if I don’t do it now then I never will. So, I sidled up to a beautiful pregnant mama at playgroup and offered a free shoot in exchange for the ability to practice and portfolio build. We’re cutting it fine because she’s not far off her due date but fingers crossed bubba stays put for a little while longer. I’m super excited about this, nervous too, but I’m just not thinking about that part!
I’ve also been working on my photography website and trying to learn more editing skills etc. Of course using my camera and finding new ways to capture fast moving targets (my children) has been a daily occurrence.
Maybe a part of me was always open to returning to my past careers, be it finance or human services. It’s strange for me to think that I’ll be solely in a creative industry. There can be so much criticism when it comes to anything artistic, but, deep down I’m okay with that. It can feel personal but the reality is it’s just that everyone has different tastes and opinions. So, I’m just going to do what I do and, in the very near future, be delivering special memories in image form to clients.
While I’ll still continue to blog here, I may miss a few postings too. As you can probably imagine, my work time is very limited. Ultimately I’ve been trying to divide the precious few hours I get at my laptop between projects. Hopefully this will get easier in time, but until everything is up and running it’s a real juggle.
Anyway, I’m now off to do some editing before the night time routine starts. Thanks for reading and I hope your week is treating you kindly.