Hello my friends!
I just want to do a quick post of what I’m up to lately. It seems like it’s hard to do it all. I have the energy, the idea, ok – hundreds of ideas, but it seems like there’s not enough hours in the day to do it all.
Which is so fitting that my favourite motivational word happens to be FOCUS. And the timing to say it in my mind and whisper it to myself – way too often – that people standing near me might think I have dementia symptoms. Or maybe it is dementia – because sometimes I could swear that there’s another person in my head telling me this is all a bad idea. However, I do affirm that I’m aware of this double-personality disorder also. And I also think that this is a mad problem most people have when they embark on a completely new path in life. So, I think I’m just completely normal! (ok, maybe a little crazy ;P)
But I’m think I’m alright! (although a true confirmation of this state might come from my shrink tomorrow).
I really am alright! (just wanted to hear that with a little more confidence ;)
So my focus seems to be on trying out this new photography business and giving lots of pure love into it. Or at least trying to. I now have two blogs. Two lives – but very different lives. I don’t know how to mix it all into one. The truth is I always liked a good big variety of things simultaneously. You can catch me now on PureLoveCaptured.com which has my website and a portfolio-type blog.
I’m not sure yet if I’ll share links between them. Sometimes, I find that this blog here is a lot more ‘healing’ with things more honest and emotional coming from me personally. Where as on my photography blog I’m sharing my shots and avoiding all real issues. And I have issues; mom, business, wife, health, interests, emotions, phases… that may appear as weak if I tell too much – will that make me a good, strong, professional business woman? Or would it make me more human and approachable because I have these ‘issues’. I don’t know how to merge my various worlds. Aha, there was (is) still a third world, which I managed beautifully to keep out of this blog and that worked out great. It’s the world where I’m a graphic designer and attend client meetings, design product packaging, logos, catalogues etc. It’s a great business that’s creative and still very flexible allowing me to raise my daughter.
I am one lucky girl. I know. That world has been good to me, I’m making a living, being creative. But am I fully happy? I guess not since my heart and mind are elsewhere now. That doesn’t mean I’m not capable of still running the business – I can multitask, I can juggle, all I need is to focus on one thing at a time – and I should be fine.
It’s good to try something new once in a while – to refresh your mind and get fresh creative juices flowing again.
So this is what I try to FOCUS on at the moment:
This is my lovely cousin Violetta. She’s my latest supermodel. I already sold a few images for one of my clients that I do graphic design form. So, I think the worlds colliding (this is making me think of that Seinfeld episode, lol) isn’t a bad thing at all – just have to remember to focus.
Are you thinking of starting a business yourself?
Or are you already a business gal? I would love to hear your story, dreams, or tips on how to survive this madness we call passion ;D How do you do it?
And what is your motivational word? Do you have one as well?
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