It has been such a whirlwind couple of weeks. Definitely in a good way, but also a little overwhelming, too. Everything since my birthday (a little over two weeks ago) feels like a total blur.
And, rather unfortunately, I'm not even sure when I'll have the opportunity to catch my breath. "Why?" you may ask; well, I'll tell you!
- Not one, not two, but THREE styled shoots in one week. I haven't been doing styled shoots on a regular basis, and yet somehow I managed to schedule three of them within five days of each other. I'm done with the actual photographing of two of them already (the third one is on Sunday), but sorting and editing a collection of images is the real time-consumer.
- I have five photo shoots (which doesn't include the aforementioned styled shoots! EEK!) currently in my "queue" for culling and editing. So by Sunday, after my third styled shoot, I have a grand total of EIGHT sessions to edit. OMG doesn't even begin to describe how overwhelmed this makes me feel! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE being busy, but the pressure to get these series of images turned around to clients in a timely fashion starts to become a little counter-productive, as the thought of getting it all done just makes me want to crawl into bed.
- Blogging? What's blogging?
- I have a trip to Seattle scheduled for next week and I'll be gone (i.e. away from my work computer with all the images in need of editing!) for five days. And when I come back, I'll have two more photo shoots to edit. If you're counting, I'm now at 10 shoots in line for edits, all before mid-March. Which reminds me: if anyone is interested in guest posting for March 7-12, send me an e-mail!
Here's the thing: yes, I am WAY stressed out by the details articulated in the bullet points above... but damn, am I happy about the excitement and empowerment that comes with being my own boss and doing something that I LOVE to do, and getting to do it every single day.
For that, I know how incredibly fortunate I am.
I hope you guys have an amazing weekend! Any fun plans in store?