As the title suggests, this is why I have not been able to sit myself down at a computer to blog out all of my feelings, and to explain what I have been up to lately. I currently have a full time job, two part time jobs, and am getting everything ready to start school part time in the spring semester. So time to sleep, eat, and bathe become very important and take precedent over blogging on the computer. I am sure that is okay with all of you. And as much as I would like to tell you all about my life, I also think that I need to evaluate some priorities in my life and maybe step away from distractions and focus on more important things in life.
First off, I have started a second job which will take up some of my evenings and also part of the weekend. Then, I have added in my freelance job as my third job. Granted, it is not everyday, and only on occasions, but I have decided to actually make that a business. You can find out more about it on my Client Page. But, I have been able to do two photoshoots in October, so I was super stoked that I was able to do my first ever senior shoot and then my sisters helped me to do practice on both senior type photos as well as more "model type" photos. I had a blast and was so pleased with the results of the two jobs. I added the full albums on my Facebook Page, but you can also see a sneak preview below.
Now, for the "sad/great" news. I have decided in order to keep my life sane and to be better at my jobs that I am at, I am going to try to keep away from distractions around me. That means being more organized and doing things with a purpose. This could include not getting on the computer just to look around on Facebook or to just diddle-daddle on Pinterest. I am going to use these social media platforms but in a different way. I will be on Facebook for self promoting, I will be on Pinterest to spark ideas for my lesson planning and so on. Will that mean I keep myself from a social life or some "me" time? Absolutely not. If there is a day when I need to have fun and do what I want, I will do that, but only if I get everything else done first. It's like a reward for doing what I am supposed to do, and maybe it will make those times more special and I can feel like I earned this time off.
I will say, after being out of college for technically six months (wow, that sounds crazy) "adulting" is hard. I never knew what people meant by enjoy the young life while you can, until this part of life started. I am going through things I never thought I would have to go through like working a full time job that has nothing to do with what I went to school for and having to get another part time job because the full time job doesn't pay my bills and is not an everyday all year job. Then, going back to school to be certified in the full time job I accepted and deciding to add on my freelance business to help keep up with the skills I went to school for in the first place. (If it sounds complicated, it's because it is). Then, trying to actually have time for friends, a significant other, and chill time seems impossible some days because you know you need to sleep, eat, and use everyday hygiene to actually function in this society. Not to mention doing household chores on the limited time you have off. (This is starting to sound like a - for lack of a better word - b*tch fest, so I will stop). The point is, I need to work on the "adulting" part of my life in a better way. So, hopefully next time I am writing, I will feel like I am doing better at that.
Before signing off, I just wanted to give a few shoutouts to some people who have really helped me since graduation to never give up and just be those people of wise words.
1. Mom and Dad
2. Zech - my boyfriend
3. Ryan Sparrow and Colleen Steffen
4. Kim - my co-teacher (even though you never get on the computer so I will be happy/surprised if you see this)
5. Everyone who is reading this - because you are believing in me, and you are helping me by reading this and sharing my website, photos, Facebook page, etc. You are showing me that I am capable of doing this.
So thank you for everything you have done for me. I wouldn't be the person I am today without you.
Until next time,