Balance-Stream of consciousness...
I am a teacher.
I am a puppy-mom.
I am a friend.
I am a sister.
I am a writer.
I am a creator.
I am a reader.
Now, tell me. What am I supposed to do about my work-life balance? They all encompass my life. I've wanted to be a teacher since I was in kindergarten and in this new virtual world, a lot of my time goes into being the best 4th grade science teacher I can be. But it's hard when all I want to engage with is my creativity. I find myself getting distracted while teaching because my mind is racing with ideas about the lesson and about photography.
I want to go to the Lake and read. I want to go to the park and write bad poetry leading into bomb poetry. I want to go to the French Quarter and take pictures of my friends and random strangers. I want to play at the dog-park with Sammy, my 6 month old Mountain Feist (yes, Mountain Feist).
But the thing about me is that I'm usually a chaotic mess. I like working on my own time and in my own way. I can't even begin to count how many times I've gotten in trouble at work over these last 6 years for not coloring inside lines. I've gotten a planner to try to see if that would help and, so far, I've only managed to use about 2 weeks of it in the last 2 months.
I will say that I did reach a personal goal though. I was able to shoot 12 people this month, and 10 was my goal! I did headshots for people at my school, I'm helping a friend build her brand, I did a sisters graduation shoot, AND I got to shoot the most adorable baby.
After writing that, I feel a bit accomplished. I know this is going to take a while to build a business but I'm grateful to my friends and family for their continued support. I can see myself doing this long-term...