An UpdateThursday, March 14, 2013
As one anonymous reader pointed out, a lot of my posts in the past couple of weeks have been review (or ad, as they put it) and link posts. I apologize for the lack of deep and meaningful posts, but I wanted to give you guys a little insight as to what's been going on.
I just launched my photography business.
This is something I've wanted to do for quite a while, but something that I've been talking myself out of for just as long. I've never had enough confidence in myself or my work.
And this probably sounds a little douche-y, but I know a few people with photography businesses (who get paying gigs!) who take pictures that aren't as good as mine, and that's what gave me the confidence to move forward. I'm starting pretty basic right now, with some portfolio building shoots (like engagement pictures that I'm shooting in two weeks!), but I'm excited to see how things grow.
Along with this, I'm trying to make a dream come true by taking a road trip to shoot pictures for my 25th birthday, and I embarked on an Indiegogo campaign to help make it happen. A HUGE thanks to those of you who have donated!!!
I've been really busy at the preschool.
Even though my hours have gotten cut, I've really been trying to step my game up as far as teaching goes. This week is our fairy tale week, and I spent a lot of time in the classroom last week getting things together, including building a beanstalk and a castle. This week we have our annual rummage sale fundraiser, and I'll be back there tonight to work a shift pricing items.
On top of that, I now nanny two days a week as well, which keeps me out of the house until 6pm. It's fun and rewarding, but it can be exhausting too (especially when they don't take naps at the same time -- but I figure that's just good training for when I have kids, lol).
I've been sleeping like crap and I've been stressed out.
Me and insomnia are old friends, so not being able to get to sleep for awhile is normal for me (in fact, I usually head to bed around 1 or 130). Unfortunately, I've been having trouble actually getting to sleep (like falling asleep after 3 :/), and also waking up frequently in the middle of the night. I've been kind of sleepwalking through the day most of the time. I'm exhausted. One contributing factor could be that since my hours got cut, I've been stressed about money, which might be subconsciously keeping me awake. I don't know.
I have other blogs.
I also have two other blogs, Operation Skinny Jeans (a weight loss blog that I write with my friend Jess) and Pre-K Prep School (a teaching blog). I've been so busy that I've pretty much cut back to one post a week at OSJ (and I've been told they're not personal enough), and PKP has really fallen by the wayside (like one post a month :/). I'm actually considering shutting PKP down until I have the time it deserves. Since GGGW hasn't been getting the attention it deserves, the others haven't either.
As part of OSJ, Jess and I hosted a Diet Bet, and I've been working hard this week to make sure I win!
I'm really hoping to have some more time to get some good, quality posts up, and I'm sorry if you've been disappointed by the content on here lately (as the anonymous reader was).
Thankfully, I have my new May Book planner to help me keep track of things! Don't forget that you can still enter to win one :)