I am so busy. Busy busy. I can’t even think straight from all the commotion and lack of sleep. I have no reason to complain–I’m keeping so busy because my business is taking off, and because I’m getting married. It’s all great stuff, but I’m starting to feel the stress.
Yesterday I booked two weddings, which is fantastic. I did two portrait shoots in the last couple days. Business is great. Really I am thrilled with the speed at which I have made a name for myself here in Colorado Springs.
A successful home business means LOTS of work, though. Yesterday I worked from 10am to 3am. I ate lunch and dinner at my desk. When I finally got to bed, I lay there for two hours, rolling through my mental to-do lists…. Send client packages, order bridesmaid gifts, create wedding programs, return client phone calls, send music requests to the DJ, send signed contracts to clients, pay the photographer and hotel, finalize guests’ hotel reservations, reserve pet sitters, design DVD jewel case, create the guestbook, reserve honeymoon hotels and flights… the list goes on and on, and bounced around inside my head during the hours of 3am to 5am.
At 7am today, I had to get up to take Ally to the vet. With only two hours of sleep, I felt almost intoxicated. I probably wasn’t in any shape to drive, but I got her there safely. I crash drive into anything until I got home and drove into the back wall of our garage. Not too bad, considering.
I tried to go back to sleep for a quick nap, but the to-do list came back on repeat play inside my head. I got up and got to work.
Tomorrow morning I leave for a long weekend in DC. The girls are having a bachelorette party for me, which should be excellent. I’m not feeling very festive right now, though, and I can’t help but think that I need those four days to get stuff done. I hope some time at home with family and friends will help to wash away some of the stress.
Stay tuned for bachelorette party updates. Should be interesting.
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Hi, I’m Charlotte! I’m a photographer in Reston, Virginia. I love hiking, running, and exploring the world with my husband and young son.