… I wish I did photography full time. I got asked this morning, by a client, when I’m going to take the plunge… and the truth is I’m not ready. It’s a scary thought, and I’m not sure I’ll be able to earn enough from it… I also think I would have to consult to top up my income. And I don’t think I’m ready to consult until this project I’m working on is complete. And then I’m hoping I’m not too old.
Don’t knock me for the age thing… it’s a serious worry of mine… there’s an age thing in my head about funky women photographers and I wonder how sustainable photography would be for me.
Then I got home from the shoot this morning (which was postponed in the end anyway), and on the way I got an offer for a wedding in the middle of the week, which I had to turn down. I had to turn down another offer for today from a corporate because I actually need to spend at least 2 hours a weekend with my kids… and I completed an invoice for a company whose function I’m doing in September only because it happens after working hours.
There’s just so much business I’m starting to turn away during the week, because it’s just not possible. And in fact, I’m even turning away weekend work now because I need some family time too.
I hate turning things down… but I’m still not ready… not yet. I wonder if I’m ever going to be ready.