August 24, 2011
What to say after such a long absence? I hardly know and I hardly care. I'm just going to jump in again, so there. :P
Right now I'm putting myself through the school of running my own business(es). Definitely wishing I had taken notes during those long talks with my sorely missed cousin, who, in my mind anyway, is the Mayor Emeritus of Entrepreneurship (incorporation pending). One of the things he always used to say to me was, "The market chooses what it will pay you to do." So, I guess at this point, I am in the unmerciful hands of the market, trying to decide what to put the bulk of my energy into. The question was always thus: Massage Therapy or Web "Stuff"? I think in the end, as I get things sorted out, it will be a unique combination of the two, quite complementary in nature. What does that look like? I'm working on it. Okay? Gimme a minute.
Of course, it's never that simple is it? A fun and unexpected thing I got paid to do this past weekend was a photo shoot for a friend's daughter's 16th birthday. A limo dropped off her and her three besties at Pittock Mansion and they took the better part of an hour roaming around the grounds, getting their pictures took. It was utterly delightful. (Stay tuned for a few samples, after I'm finished tweaking.) By and large, the photos turned out wonderfully, even without editing, and even a few gems. I really adore photography and I wonder how and if and when I could ever do business where that is concerned. Hmm.
Well, I am reminded why I never make time to write. It's after midnight, the "Wrinkle Rid" mode of the dryer has kicked in, and it's time to fold sheets before they wrinkle so clients can be tucked in, safe and cozy for tomorrow's half-marathon of massages.
Gem of the day (for you Portal fans...even if you're not, it is still awesome):