Learning to Juggle.

This past month has been a struggle for me.

I’m the kind of person who dives 100% head-first into everything I do. No matter what it is, if I’m going to spend any time on it, I’m going to give it my all.

So how am I supposed to juggle being a full-time photographer and  being a writer.

I don’t just take photographs–I take the photos, edit the photos (hours and hours of post-processing), and I spend a good portion of each day emailing, talking on the phone, or meeting with clients. Fortunately, my husband takes on a good amount of the editing (and he shoots with me at all our sessions and weddings). But that doesn’t take away from the time I spend on the business; it just means I don’t have to spend any additional time editing photos. And after all of those things, I still have to run a blog to show off our beautiful work to potential brides and grooms.

So when I made the decision to add writing to my list of “Things I Need to Do Every Day,” I didn’t realize the kind of time commitment I was adding to my life. I’m on the verge of publishing my first novel. I have a compilation of short stories that I’m hoping to finish and release shortly after Rogue is published. And I’m trying to regularly update this blog about my progress and struggles.

two businesses + two blogs + social media = STRESS

How am I supposed to juggle everything?

Kari

One thought on “Learning to Juggle.

  1. I can relate to this. I want to play a piano really well. I can play a little by ear by it is hard for my mind to wrap around all those keys and sort of become one with them; they can intimidate me most days because there are so many. I find this same thing is true with all of my responsibilities including my writing. One of my biggest lessons is to learn to think in terms of who is bigger, me (my mind) or my work. Ok, don’t answer that. So since I have posted myself a new schedule, it is helping me to wrap my mind around and be mentally in control of all I have to do each day. My husband and I are full time ministers, we still have kids at home that are involved in school activities all summer and church events as well. As if we didn’t have enough on our plate we feel it necessary to add to our responsibilities joining with Christian Motorcycle Ministries. I guess when I can absorb everything including my writing which becomes more important to me everyday that’s when I feel I can better manage everything instead of feeling like I’m drowning. For you, I would say this is simply another mountain and you, my new friend, know how to kick butt on those mountains. Take Care, Alexia

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