To be honest, my room is messy. My desk is overflowing, and my mind is cluttered. I can't even really remember why I started writing this.
I have hundreds of photos to edit. I have multiple CD's of pictures I have yet to send to people. Life is good. Life is crazy.
The problem with editing is that I love it when I first start editing a session, but about 2/3rds of the way through I get bored. Yes, bored. I understand more now why certain photographers limit the amount of pictures they put on their CD's for their clients :)
Other than the fact that I get tired of editing, it has been exciting to look back on the past year, and see how my photography "business" (if I can even call it that) has grown. So, spread the word for me, PLEASE!
Ok, now I remember why I started writing this... I've been working at my new job for a little bit over a week, and I really really like it. I think I needed the change in pace desperately. I really miss my three other boys, but I know I will see them again at the end of the summer. I am thankful, however, that the two boys that I watch now - Eshan (5), and Devan (3) have the sweetest personalities.
E and D are incredibly energetic, but their personalities are so sweet and loving. I feel as though this is a much slower pace job, and we have more time to just enjoy the beauty and simplicity of life.
That's not to say I'm not busy.... I am, and time flies when I'm at work.
I'm not writing this to compare the children I watch. I am more just writing this to be thankful for the change. I was getting so worn out, and although I'm doing something very similar, it has the differences that I needed.
I know that as time continues to move, the newness will wear off, and the boys will probably not like me nearly as much, but for now I'm taking what I can get.
The other day the boys mom called me and said, "before I forget to tell you, yesterday after you left, Eshan said, "I really love miss Christina." And we really do"
At another time Eshan commented and said, "You take care of us." I replied and said, "Well that's what I'm supposed to be doing." E then said, "well you do a very good job."
I miss the other boys I watch, I do. I miss the cuddling, and the loving, and I miss the relationship we had built. For now, I'm content to only be working the one job, but I feel as though I'll be ready to start working two jobs in the fall.
I feel as though this is one of those times that God had a wonderful plan for me, and I became upset about it, and then I finally realized that it was a good plan all along. It was for the better.
**** Hopefully I'll start uploading a few pictures to my website, soon! So be on the lookout!****