Gonna be honest here - Today is a day I just DON'T FEEL LIKE IT.
Now, some days I really, really love my job. They are shining brilliant days where I am giggling and grinning and getting to make people happy and that is just the best feeling.
But mostly... my job is a job. It's work - as in, I actually have to sit down and do it, and figure out how to get more. Because see this cat? He insists on eating for some reason.
But this is my job, not a hobby.
There are days I feel like I'm going in circles, wrong-way down the tracks and light at the end of a tunnel is a freaking EXPRESS TRAIN. I have too much work, or not enough, and I will never book another job, and my shoulder is in snarls from bad posture (and am I correcting it at this very moment hahahaha NOPE.) I spent half my writing time today mucking around on the internet, and in general feeling less like a photographer and more like a collection of very, very bad habits.
In short - I DON'T FEEL LIKE IT. After finishing this post, I SHOULD get some marketing or reading done but would MUCH RATHER be watching Game of Thrones. (The new episode... it CALLS to me...)
Oh right, cat to feed.
Also - this is my job, not a hobby.
But hey look - this post exists. Seth Godwin is right. You keep going, because that's what it takes. And I know my process - I keep banging out words, keep editing, and somehow things pull together. Never as fast or pretty or clean as I WANT, but it's better then nothing.
It's HARD being creative, partly because we love the new and shiny and EXCITING, and it's so easy to push off dull stuff like e-mail and blog posts until they becomes mountains.
Anyone else feel this way? Because I assure you, you're not alone. This isn't really meant to be inspirational as much as commiseration. We'll get through.
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