Sunday, February 28, 2010

I got a job...

Well, I actually have 4 now.
  • Apartment Manager to 1 house
  • Part time photographer
  • I babysit a friends little kiddos about once a month when she has work meetings
  • And now I work for my friend Lynnette and for Janey Mac
I'm pretty excited about this one. First off it will be more steady. I think between 5-10 hours a week. Its really flexible and I can work from home most of the time. I'm also going to be able to do some really creative things like find blogs to advertise on and do product reviews and giveaways. I will also be putting a catalog together so Janey Mac can go wholesale. Taking inventory and weeding vinyl and other little jobs. Its exciting.

There is a part of me that's sad because I feel like I have to work. Things are just a little too tight that there isn't a lot of extra money each week. Don't get me wrong we are fine but we are tight and its getting hard to be tight for so long. Our tax return was such a blessing and we have been able to do a lot of things we have been waiting for. But week to week, we just need a little bit more money. Its for all the activities like karate, gymnastics, preschool, tee ball...Are they necessary, No. But they are important to me. I'm committed to only working in the mornings before my kiddos get up. I know that its going to be hard but I think I need something to get me more disciplined about mornings so this will work out good.

I feel really blessed that I get to work for someone I like, on my own time, and to really be creative. I'm also really glad that all of my experience with Photoshop will be helpful and it wont be as hard to learn Illustrator (at least I'm hoping). Plus Lynnette is really talented and her vinyl business is different and unique from most of what you see. I love her look and am excited to be apart of it.

Long term I hope to be doing Photography as my part time job and have that support us in the extra money we need but for now this is going to be such a blessing. Speaking of Photography I changed my mind about my Photography name...a girl can do that right!?!

I really like the name The Vintage Image but it doesn't sound like the kind of photography I want to specialise in, which is kids and family outdoors. It would be too long of a story to really explain the whole thing but I think I'm going to change the name to Sweet Pea Photography. I love it. I reminds me of my Grandma Irene and summers at Lake Cavanaugh. Still trying to get the whole domain name thing worked out but Ive been thinking about it for a few days and it feels right.

Its funny how life doesn't turn out the way we expect but at the same time it feels so right. I keep waiting for life to settle down but I'm starting to think that just isn't life, or at least my life with small children and juggling all of my responsibilities.

I feel renewed though. In my purpose, in my focus, and in my home. Not sure how long it will last but today I am grateful for it!


Grandma Caroline said...

Wow, I go away to Church and come home to a whole new you. I'm so glad you have a handle on Life, even if it lasts only a little while. Life is hard and tight when you have a small family. I can positively attest that if you keep Gods commandments and put your all into you kids, the Lord will bless you beyond measure as you get older. Our finances loosened up each year after our kids finished college. Life is good, and Good is good for letting me see so much of the good.

Grandma Caroline said...

I mean God is good. Sorry

Karla DeCamp said...

Oh I know how you love to be busy busy!! Your newest job sounds not only fun, but will allow you to constantly be creative!
I know how hard it is to not have that "extra" money each month. One thing about you and John is that you're both so driven. Whatever you want to happen, will.
I think that is funny about you changing names. After I had the studio in Alaska...I went through so many names with my own business. That is why I have to just keep it my name....I would change it every week and each time would buy all new business cards/brochures!

SLO Rober said...

I hear you about the kids extra curricular things. I'm always trying to think of ways I can cut unnecessary costs so that the dance lessons get paid for!

Boons said...

Sounds like this new job is going to be perfect for you. You will do great and you've got a great support group! Good luck with everything!

Raelyn said...

I LOOOOVE the new name. I like it better then the old. Not just for the image of what YOU are trying to portray....but it flows and has that rhymyness (yeah...not a is now though :))about it.

I have been trying to find the same opportunities to make some extra income...but that does not occupy my day away from my kids. It is tough!

Abbie said...

Good for you! You will be great, you are great at whatever you do. I know what you mean about all the extracarricular activites for the kids. They keep me so busy, but I think its good for them.

Oh, and I liked the Vintage name, but I think I love the Sweet Pea name. Not that my opinion counts, but I like it. :)

SoCal Rogers said...

How crazy... I didn't even read this blog post before I emailed you about the book. CRAZY.