Two Bits

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Katie here:


I have to admit, this is a week I’m happy to put behind me. Nothing bad actually happened, just a consistent flow of minor stumbles. And since this is all I have to share, I’m sharing it ~ maybe you’ll get a laugh, or you can commiserate if your week was equally blah. The babysitter arrives, I leave the house with my laptop to work, sit down at the coffee shop and realize that my laptop’s COMPLETELY (won’t even turn on) uncharged and I don’t have a plug. Next day, I finally try on a sweater that I knit for Alex, photo above. He looks sooooo stinking cute, but I know that the sweater’s going to fit him for about three days before he grows out of it. We had to take our car to the garage, and what should have been a 30 minute trip turned into a 2.5 hour adventure because of the silliest traffic jam at a freeway onramp. Yesterday the little man gets sick. Today, he wakes up at 4:30 throwing up, so I wake up at 4:30 to be thrown up on. awesome. Fortunately, the high note of the week is that he seems to have the bug out of his system. How do I know? Around 9 this morning he requested cold refried beans for breakfast (no joke!). I was hesitant to serve them, but then I figured, maybe his little body knows. He ate about a quarter of a can, and he’s been as happy as a clam ever since. Ending the week on a high note!

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I almost feel bad writing this after I read Kate’s Two Bits, but this week may have been the best of 2015! These past two months work has been slooooooow.  To keep the cost of my business low, I don’t advertise.  I get a lot of work through referrals or by seeking it out myself and for the most part that works out really well for me, but sometimes there’s nothing going on.  Fortunately my luck changed and last week I worked in Houston, Texas and this past week I had a really cool gig at the North Carolina Central University Art Museum.  Those jobs left me feeling motivated, which is so much better than how I’ve been feeling about work and my own self worth.

Besides the photo gigs, I accepted a new part time position at a local pottery studio!  I’m super excited to work on production as well as all their media materials.  I can’t wait to have a project to work on that isn’t so personal.  It’s nice to be a little bit removed so that I can clearly look at the brand and figure out how to represent it in the best possible way.  I’m also pumped to get out of my house and into a studio a couple days a week.  The studio is way out in the country side near the Haw River, which is a really pretty drive from my house.  No more hermit-working-from-home lifestyle for me! Well, at least for two days a week. 😉

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