January 13, 2015

the prodigal blogger returns

Hiii!! Did ya miss me? I missed you! And I'm super happy you stopped by today.

As it turns out opening & operating a business is hard freaking work. Not that I really expected anything less. I knew it was going to be hard & that I would probably fall of the face of the planet for a while. But I never thought I would be gone this long. If I left you feeling deprived of snarky witticisms and generally incomprehensible coffee fueled babble I can point you to the direction of others who felt the same deprivation. You all can commiserate. 

From September to December I fervently edited, designed, & finished products. Don't get me wrong here, I loved every minute of it. I just had NO idea I would be SO consistently busy my first few months.
And I am proud to say that the last quarter was not only
A) my first quarter in a brick & mortar location (okay, fine. you got me, it's a polo-building)
but also,
B) my most successful quarter yet. Even with things like large utility bills - such a dirty word - and major purchases involved in having a studio.

So a few things I want to hit on here & will elaborate the next few days. Yes, I will be posting more consistently! YAY!

I have crossed  something else off my 30 before 30 list. - Open the doors to my own studio. This post, complete with pictures, will be coming to you by the end of the week. I need to tidy the place some. But if you follow me on the gram you'll have seen some peeks at my little space.

Here are a few sneaks if you've missed the instaposts

I have started more seriously toward the steps of buying a home. (Goal 24) I have set goals & guidelines about when & how much I add to my savings account. Also in the financial realm I have taken steps to setting up a fund for when I decide I don't want to work anymore. Some people call this retiring, I think. I mean it's not going to be for years, but being self employed you have to have that kind of stuff in line & figured out. 

It's been a long few months, but if you've stuck it out with me - checking back periodically, I thank you. 

Check out my kind of gloat-y & semi-scattered post about how I booked my very first wedding!

Now I must get back to packaging. Stay tuned for a studio tour this week!

cheers -

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