August 25, 2015

My Life Right Now

Totally Staged. I was practicing with my macro lens, but I turned the rings around to face my iphone rather than the DSLR for the photo

Aside from the whole not-making-money-yet, life is pretty great right now. I’m loving my dual role as stay-at-home mom and entrepreneur.

On the entrepreneur front, I’m splitting my time between web apps, and my primarily start-up idea based on photography. Being my own boss and setting my own schedule is a pretty great perk too. I’ve carved out 30 hours a week dedicated to my start-up, mostly on the days Alexis is in school. Working this way is surprisingly effective. (Well, not that surprising.) A number of ideas have come to me when I wasn’t explicitly searching them out. I’m quite pleased with how much I’ve been able to accomplish so far, especially given all the other things I also have on my plate.

On the stay-at-home part, the house is coming together. I ordered the last piece of furniture we were missing yesterday. I still have a couple storage units to assemble, but we’re down to the last 12 boxes, and I’ve so far been able to avoid having a junk drawer or a junk closet. We’re in the home stretch! Alexis is home with me a couple days a week, and I’m enjoying soaking up as much baby time as I can. I loved having this time to bond with Nicole, and am so grateful to have it with Alexis as well.

Life might be busier these days, but there’s less time sinks. Daycare is the same raw distance from our house than the old one was from our apartment, but it takes half the time. The grocery store, bank, gas station, and discount retail stores are all a quick trip away. I spend 60 to 90 minutes less behind the wheel per day than I did prior to the move. I’m also double dipping. It’s no secret that I spend a bit of time as the momtographer of the family. I use this time to try out some of my theories, turning intuition about photography into numerical understanding.

I love having a built in excuse to practice photography. If nothing else I’ve gained a lot of knowledge about a field I’m passionate about, a chance to hone my craft, and have many many photographic momentous from my journey.

Leaving stable employment was beyond scary, but I’m glad we decided to take a chance. Even if nothing else comes out of it, I’m having the time of my life.

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