Friends, this is what happens when you take a bunch of photos with slide film, accidentally set your camera to the wrong ISO setting for the entire roll (luckily it wasn’t too far off), leave the completed roll of film on your desk for over a year and forget about its existence, and then (finally) stop neglecting it and get it cross-processed. I did absolutely no editing on these photos — this is how they came back from the lab.
I know it’s been a big quiet around these parts. It’s a rule in blog-land that one must post on a regular basis to stay relevant/remind readers that they’re alive, and I think it really does make a lot of sense in most situations. When I started blogging, I had a plan to post at least once a week, and for a while, I did. And all was peachy.
That, however, was when I had a traditional job. I freelanced on the side here and there, but I did it quite part-time, and when I think about it, I actually had a little more time on my hands back then. Thinking back, one of my big motivators for being self-employed was to have more control over my schedule so I’d be less frazzled and stressed out than I was before.
Well, as you can guess, things didn’t quite work out that way. I did the thing that you’re not supposed to do, and said ‘yes’ to just about every project that came my way. Then, I started learning first-hand that when you’re freelancing full-time, you’re essentially running a small business where you have to do everything yourself, and that running a business takes an incredible amount of time and energy, at least in the beginning when you’re figuring stuff out.
All this is to say that blogging’s been on the backburner. Instead of beating myself up about it, I’m okay with it, even though it means that I’m probably not going to become the most famous blogger in bloggerland. I’m learning that until I create a more manageable schedule for myself (which I’m in the process of doing now!) I need to prioritize, and that client work always comes first. This space’ll be here for me when I’m ready to come back to it on a regular basis, which I’m hoping will be in about a month, so don’t worry. You won’t be without me for too long. (You were worried, right? Right?)
That being said, I’m still doing monthly wallpapers, so enjoy June’s!