Although my hope was to blog several times a week, I am certainly falling short of my own expectations. This is a growth edge for me as I learn to balance all the things life throws at me. I felt like I started on a good pace - perhaps not perfect, but acceptable, but yet in the past month I have yet to find more than a couple minutes at a time to try and blog.
I have started a few entries, only to sit there unfinished waiting for me to have a few more moments alone, but the editing and shooting come as a priority and then the stories become old - or at least that is the excuse that I give.
Being a small business owner is a challenge. There are so many things that you have to learn and attempt at mastering - not just the craft of photography which includes shooting, lighting, retouching, posing, etc., but marketing, bookkeeping, advertising, managing workflow, budgeting, purchasing, selling, keeping up with business license, insurance, equipment...and then throw social media on top of all that - it makes my head spin. It's not that I dislike writing - in fact I love the idea of sharing my thoughts with others, who may want to listen (or read), it's just that it doesn't always get to the top of my priority list.
In the past few weeks we have traveled to Georgia to visit family, had two sick kids whom I stayed home with (and NOTHING gets done with sick kids), a car that died down on me (in the middle of a crazy intersection) which lead to unplanned car shopping, a husband away on travel, and a handful of shoots and events. And then throw training for the marathon on top of it all and my time has been spent (and then some). When focusing on the priority of work, I always have to put shoots, editing, and proofing way ahead of social media because my clients are top priority. I cannot justify having a new blog entry if I am short on time and am fighting the clock to get clients their images in a timely manner. And since health (and sanity) is a big priority I cannot pull all nighters like I used to do prior to kids.
I then find myself with weeks passed and no entries. The question is, what do I do? I like the idea of vowing to overcome this hump and write weekly, but until I find the natural groove (which is hard to do with a one and two year old), it seems like that may just be failure waiting to happen. The next question I ask is do I simply put blogging aside and decide not to have a blog until I can truly commit to it? And that doesn't feel right either. So for right now I just hope you all bare with me as I settle into my groove.
I am going to start playing some catch up to showcase some past shoots that I did this year, which never made it to the blog because I was in between the old and the new. I also have so much to talk about in regards to health and fitness, family, and upcoming events. I hope that this week I can sit down and really explore these topics in a written form. Until then, here is a little bit of what has been keeping me busy!