October- Reflection

I’m sitting here looking out the window…

Grey skies and colourful leaves. We are well into fall now and I am finding that hard to believe? Where has the time gone? It seems as though I blinked my eyes and summer flew right by. I miss those warm days. I miss those long daylight hours. The shorter hours of light really cuts into shooting hours. I guess that leaves me more time to be on the computer now…  Catching up! Editing, emailing, & blogging. I love blogging. I haven’t been doing it as often as I would like. I think it’s important to connect in a personal way with your audience… Rather than just leaving you with photos and no real words behind them. I think August was probably the craziest month of my entire life. I really don’t think one could prepare themselves for the challenges that would come from selling so many shoots at once. In August I didn’t do laundry, I didn’t do dishes, I didn’t watch tv, and most days I didn’t even have time to eat dinner! Reading that now makes me think I had definitely lost my mind. I think my husband missed his wife just a bit ;). I was completely in a zone. The zone most days was from 6am to 11 pm- go go go! I couldn’t get out of it. I couldn’t stop. It was almost like a bad addiction. I felt as though if I did the whole world would come crashing down if I stopped or slowed down. Okay maybe not. But I’m sure there would be lots of unhappy people. I didn’t want anyone to be unhappy. Sometimes people get left behind. Sometimes people have expectations and are disappointed. As I’ve learned- you can’t always please everyone. All you can do is try. Seeing others happy is one of the best things a person could ask for. Despite living in crazy world I got through it. Were there days that I wanted to quit? For sure. Were there days that I wanted to take it all back and cancel the great deal I put out there? Yep! Luckily I pushed through it. I had enough clothes to wear that I made it through the month without having to worry about the laundry. My husband took over dish duty and I bought heaps of granola bars to eat on the go. I eventually started taking time out to watch a bit of tv when fall started approaching. Ohh that was so nice. Just taking time out and let your mind focus on something else besides reality. I really thought that when fall was approaching things would quiet down a bit. Maybe a little… not so much. While I scheduled myself more effectively, I’m still swimming in work. I can’t complain about being busy though. I get to do what I love every day. I just wish I had some more down time. Relaxing is something I miss 😉  After the initial Living Social Deal boom I figured out a way to schedule myself more effectively and thought I would have a bit of down time.Who was I kidding? When you are running your own business there are no real days off. Those days are jam packed with editing like a mad woman and trying to catch up with a never ending pile of emails. Sometimes I laugh at myself. Sometimes I get almost caught up with my emails and think ohhh yeah!! I’m almost caught up! Rockstar! Then I remember that when you send an email it’s generally followed with a reply. Followed by more emails for new bookings. If I don’t get back to you right away please don’t take it personally. There just aren’t enough hours in a day. I’m hoping that next year will have a steady, yet calm flow to it. I would love to give clients more time and attention that they deserve. Not to mention be able to respond within a short period of time. It’s a balancing act that isn’t always so balanced at this time. I’m really excited to show you all some shoots that I’ve done this fall. Gorgeous colours! Umbrellas! Cuteness overloads to come 🙂

Thanks for being patient & understanding.

Kim

 

I thought I would leave you with a photo from one of my fall shoots! It was raining so hard that day. We made it work 🙂

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