An Update

Thursday, 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 :)


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23 comments

  1. I'm so excited for you and your photography business, and I hope it goes well! As for your posts, this is YOUR blog, so I don't think you need to apologize to your readers, just post what you want to post, and whoever likes it will read it. I have no doubt that when you have the time you'll post more fun and eclectic things.

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  2. Congrats on your new business! I'm actually amazed that you get this much blogging done with everything else you have going on...that's a lot. I've just started my 2nd blog (along with my second business...), and I think that it may just send me over the edge! As the previous comment said, this is YOUR page, so do what you want, when you want! By the way, I'm following now! -diane http://lemongrassspalove.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much! It can definitely be a lot at times, but I love this blog, and I don't want to neglect it any more than I am.

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  3. That's really shitty that someone said they were disappointed with you! You have a life outside your computer!
    I've always enjoyed your blog, post as often, or as little as you like!
    GL on the photog business, you do nice work!
    xo

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    1. Thanks Lindsey :) I appreciate the vote of confidence!

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  4. Nothing like a two sided compliment huh? You do realize that anonymous was letting you know they liked the usual content and style; underneath the critique that's what they were saying. Here from the Thumping Thursdays Hop and Hope you find restful sleep soon- BB2U.

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    1. Thanks :) Thankfully the last couple of nights have been a little better.

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  5. You are a busy lady.
    Congratulations on the photography business! I wish you the best and I'm so excited for you. I enjoy your blog and I appreciate the reviews!

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    1. Thank you! I enjoy reading reviews as well, which is why I never minded posting as many as I have. I'm always Googling things before making purchase decisions; I want to make sure I get my money's worth!

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  6. Life happens. I actually don't mind your reviews - you don't post as many as some other bloggers I follow. Link-ups don't bother me... in fact I link-up more than my fair share.

    You real life comes first, this blog comes second. Your loyal readers will still be here.

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  7. Congrats on your new business Alex! Hopefully, you can make your dream happen and keep your stress down!

    Also, don't worry about the comment! As other have said above, life first, blog second.

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    1. I hope so too, but whether or not it will actually happen is another story, lol!

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  8. Sounds amazing that you've got so many projects on the go simultaneously! Can you do a post on how you manage your time to get everything done? I'm genuinely curious. Very curious about your photography website as well, I'll go take a look.

    Katia (here through Thumping Thursdays)

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    1. It's definitely not easy. Thankfully, I never work both jobs on the same day (I nanny on Monday and Friday, and teach Tuesday-Thursday), so things don't get TOO overwhelming. I try to only book shoots for the weekend or on days when I don't work (for example, the engagement shoot I'm shooting in a couple of weeks is during my spring break), and I usually blog on the weekends or late at night; I rarely get more than six hours of sleep, if that. Hopefully I'll find a happier medium soon!

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  9. Hi! New follower here! Stopping by from the Thursday Bloglovin Collective! Love a follow back! http://www.bloglovin.com/feed/blog/3983701 Bullock's Buzz.

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  10. It makes one think, "I have a life outside too you know." Lol but not in a bad way. Hey, glad to hear about your photography business. And happy to hear updates from you.

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  11. I nominated you for a blogger award! http://jesslyincleveland.com/2013/03/15/award-nomination/

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  12. Like others have said, girl it's your blog, do what you want! Haters gonna hate! :)

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