10 on 10 march edition

We could also call this…the day I just got off my computer and did other things.

Sometimes being a professional photographer is hard.  We’ve all read on facebook, on the blogs…our market is oversaturated and each one of us has to work 1,000 times harder to eek out even a tiny corner for ourselves.  We are flooded with sub-par images and news that so-in-so is charging 50 cents for an entire disc of images!  Yay!  And then we start to doubt ourselves.  Maybe I’m doing something wrong.  And there’s a barrage of people telling us what we NEED to do.  Take a workshop!  Buy this template!  Rebrand yourself!  It’s all just so much noise…and after lunching with a friend the other day and discussing this exact topic…I decided to just unplug for the rest of the day.  I needed silence.  So I did a few things:

I picked up poop in the backyard.  Not the most glamorous, but boy is it nice to look out there and see a clean yard, now that the snow is melting.

I did some dishes.

I sat in my girls rooms and admired the mess, the non made beds that were supposed to be made, and thought about what good people they are.

I cleaned my dirty tub.

I took a nap.

I cleaned out mr frog’s tank.  Disgusting.  I can’t even talk about it.

I thought about how much I love these chairs from ikea.

I straightened up my closet.  This actually looks GOOD.  Couldn’t even walk in there before.

I finally sewed up a hole in a sweater that had been sitting out for a month.

And you know what?  I felt better.  Because sitting in front of the computer seeing what everyone else is doing on facebook or what everyone else is shooting or charging isn’t helping me one bit.  Taking care of me, my home, my kids…does help.  The business will come.

Now, continue in our circle and check out Amy Schilling and see her 10 on 10 this month!



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  • 10 on 10 March 2012 Edition - March 10, 2012 - 4:42 am

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  • Krista Lund - March 10, 2012 - 12:07 pm

    i love your honest journaling and your photos are wonderful!

  • Heather Humphreys - March 10, 2012 - 12:22 pm

    Love your slow-down day. Shouldn’t we do that more often? Great images – so peaceful.

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