Will you look at this, it’s a genuine new blog entry. I bet you’re as flabbergasted as I am. Yes, talk about being busy! When ever I’ve said I’ve been busy in the past, I take that all back. This year has taught me the true meaning of being busy, in good and in bad, and it has made me ponder about the origins of the word business. 😀 The business has indeed taken off at a rate I couldn’t have dreamed of last year when I made the decision to start charging for my photography. It’s all happened so organically, intuitively, that sometimes I have to force myself to stop and really take in how fast it’s all happening. I feel extremely lucky, not in a stroke-of-luck kind of way, but in a way that makes me appreciate the fact that I possess a skill that people are willing to pay for – and if I work hard – has the potential of changing my life.
But for now, I just have to make sure it doesn’t kill me first. While I still have my full time day job as well, there just is no extra time for anything. Every waking hour is pretty much about work in some form, even if the photography side of things doesn’t really feel like work (but trust me, all the nitty gritty of running a business sure does). For now I’m just trying to keep my head down and plough on. If I get through this year in one piece, it will all be worth it in the end I hope. I have some amazing clients (now this does have something to do with genuine luck as well) and weddings in beautiful locations coming up next year. I really can’t wait. That goes for each and every one of them.
In other news, Miikka finally got married last Saturday, and even if it meant travelling all the way up to Juuka, of course we were there. We treated the (8 hours each way) drive as a road trip, as that was pretty much all the ‘holiday’ we’ll get this year. The weather was perfect and Finland was definitely showing its best. The only minus side of being on the road for most of the 4 days we spent in Finland was not having any time to meet up with other friends and family. You can look out for pictures of the wedding over at the wedding photography blog, but for now, here is a quick collection of snaps from along the way of our road trip.