What Do You Do, Again?
What do you do? Are you bored yet? When are you going to start looking for a job?
Those are just a few of the (many) questions I've gotten asked by friends, family and even acquaintances since I decided to leave my full-time job at Bloom & Wild earlier this year. And you know what? Some of them are fair. Why?
I’ve been a bit coy about it so far, but I’ve decided recently to really put effort into my blog to see where it goes. It’s scary—What will people think? Is my content good enough? Will anyone even be reading?
It feels strange (and terrifying) to say it, but currently I’m a blogger!
To answer another frequently asked question, I’m certainly not bored - far from it! I'm busy!
I love my blog. And there’s certainly plenty to do every day. I think another reason I get plenty of questions about what I'm doing is that from the outside, many people don’t see that blogging is a lot of work.
Being in front of the camera while wearing a pretty outfit is only a tiny part of the process. But I love every minute of it.
So what do I do, again?
Working on the blog means what I do changes every day, which I love. It's everything from writing copy for a post, planning a photo shoot, taking photos, editing them in Lightroom, then planning the promotion of each post. It's managing all my social channels, maintaining the website and playing with analytics.
Ultimately though, it's recording my life and the things that make me happy and sharing them—via words and photos—to those people who follow along. To those that have been reading, thank you!
Of course I hope that this little space will lead to more opportunities and I'll make enough to cover the costs of running it, but for now, it's a creative outlet that I have complete oversight over. And to put it even more simply, it's what I love to wake up and work on each day (and it's been a while since I could say that about a job).
That’s not to say I’m not open to a full time job again, but for now I’m taking a leap and doing what feels right and I feel so grateful and lucky to have the opportunity to do so.
I hope you love what I create!