Saturday, October 3, 2009

Have I Told You Latley

THAT I AM BUSY!

I spend 36 hours a week

loving on kids, making food, cleaning up food, watching tv, building forts, playing games, working on numbers, helping Parker spell his name, taking kids fun places, changing diapers, reading to kids, helping Cole with homework, working on colors and letters, playing outside, nap time and so much more.

I Spend 2 to 6 hours checking and answering emails a week

Contacting clients, answering emails, back and forth, questions, figuring out dates that work for me and them, picking places and times.

I spend 4 to 6 hours shooting photos a week

different locations, cakes, little kids, families, babies, high schoolers, parks, for work and just for fun.

I spend 8 to 14 hours editing photos a week

On my Mac in our office sitting at my computer working on Adobe Photo Shop CS4, Adobe Bridge or an online software called Picnik.

I Spend 4 to 6 hours getting everything ready to upload or ship a week

uploading to my online viewing site, printing labels, transferring from RAW to JPEG, burning CD/DVD's, uploading to my website, and going to the Post Office.

I had 1 wedding and 6 shoots in the Month of September

I have 13 shoots booked for far for the Month of October.
( this is great and I am not complaining. )

I say so far because I have more families interested, more families coming out of the wood works and scheduling sessions.

1 of those shoots being a free shoot I am doing for one of my parents friends. They adopted twin girls from China a few years ago and the organization they used is throwing a dance. Renee asked me if I would be willing to come and take pictures of each family if they wanted. I enjoy getting out in the community and doing something for the good.

I Spend EVERYDAY but 10 hours on MONDAY and 4 to 6 Hours on WEDNESDAY with my daughter. ( I wouldn't change this for the world )

She comes with me to work and to photo shoots or I get help form grandparents. I work my photo shoots around my husbands schedule. Scheduling a lot of them on Sundays because that is the ONE day we have off together and he can watch Alex without me taking her with or depending on someone else.

I see my husband at night but I am sitting by my computer getting work done trying to stay caught up. We don't have much time together right now because I am so busy!

I am trying SO HARD ( harder then most people know and understand ) to get this business on its feet and running. I do free photo shoots, I give 50% off, I plan fun events like the "TUTU EVENT" and one I have coming up for Halloween to help promote my business.

I use Facebook and Word of Mouth to let people know about my business. I have passed out fliers and have business cards. I have a sign on my car ( with two more signs being made thanks for my neighbor Heather ).

DID I MENTION I AM 5 MONTHS PREGNANT!

My pregnancy hasn't been easy. With 3 scares because of bleeding, lots of morning sickness and being over tired. Things are starting to get better. I am feeling more alive and not nearly as tired as I have been.

I may be over working myself right now but it will all pay off. I may not have time for all my friends like I want. Right now I would rather spend my extra time watching my tv shows or Mickey Mouse with my daughter.

Everyone will one day understand that I am a good mom, I can run my own business, I will finish school and I am be a good wife. If they don't understand now, if they don't support me now, if they aren't on my side and a believer now.

THEY WILL BE ONE DAY!

My house may not be perfect, my house may not be picked up and clean. I have never and will never be a tidy, neat, really clean person ( ask my mom what it was like with my growing up ).

BUT I TRY MY HARDEST. I GIVE 100% WHEN I AM DETERMINED AND HAVE MY MIND SET!

I AM A WORKING MOM, I AM TRYING TO START MY OWN BUSINESS, I WANT TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL!

THINGS WILL FALL INTO PLACE AND MY FAMILY WILL ALWAYS BE #1

I just need more time in the day or another day in the week.

Sorry for the rant and the rave. I am emotional, always have been and its even worse with this pregnancy. I have been crying a lot lately and not many people see it ( but the eyes of 3 little kids and let me tell you they can be the sweetest kids in the world). I am sick of holding everything in and I needed to get it out.

If I ask for help . . I truly and really need your help! If I whine and complain its because I am tired, stressed and just need a few minutes to BITCH!

I do appreciate all that Alex grandparents have done for us and helping me out with watching her so I can make this business work.

I do want to say Thank You to my Best Friend Anna who has listened to me every single day for the last 4 months bitch, moan, complain, be happy, excited, cry, whatever emotion I may have that day, that minute, that hour she has been there for. If it weren't for you and a few select others. I would have lost it long ago!

I AM DONE NOW.
OFF TO CLEAN AND RUN ERRANDS AND PACK BAGS!
(alex and Chad are heading to North Dakota to spend time with grandma and grandpa while I stay home and work )

Hope everyone has a great Saturday. Its Gloomy, Cold and Rainy Here!




3 comments:

Emily said...

Wow...that's a lot of hours working! Are there even than many hours in a week! ;)
Hang in there and don't forget to take some time for yourself!

Justin and Heather Huskey said...

I have NO idea how you do it! It seems you have it all together... even though it might not always seem like it! Take care of yourself and that sweet baby as well! It will all be worth it in the end! :)

Candi said...

you're doing a great job!!