I’ve been completely and utterly slacking. I know, I feel terrible. We’ve been back from Big Bend for two weeks now and I’ve only gone and actually edited maybe 20 photos (out of 600, that’s more than I took the whole time we were in Thailand).
I’ve known this for a while but maybe I’m finally accepting it. I’m one of those people that has to have a hundred things going on at once. If I don’t have multiple projects going on as well as a full time job, I’m just not happy. I don’t know how to handle free time. I’m not sure if this is a good thing or not.
On top of attempting to do the whole photo a day thing on Instagram, I’m also the owner of two Etsy shops and a Redbubble store. I’ve yet to figure out how to market these things without feeling like a complete asshole. I’m trying to get them lucrative enough to support us as we travel the world. They’re getting there, but it’s a slow process and A LOT of work, and the past couple of weeks have been spent designing and redesigning prints so I’ve at least got an inventory. This is all on top of a full time job and a boyfriend person (who graciously lets me work while he plays video games or works in the garage, I knew I loved him for a reason). As it turns out, photography doesn’t sell well on Etsy. There are several photographers who have made it there, but their work is absolutely incredible, involves things like Paris or Prague or Amsterdam, and their shops have been around almost since Etsy was invented. At least that’s what it feels like. So I design posters and printables instead, and do ok at it.
Anyways, Big Bend was incredible. I can’t wait to go back, hopefully when it’s not so cold at night so we can stay up late and shoot the stars.