Friday, June 29, 2007

Outlet

Today Ron is working a full day at Woodcraft. It's weird that it's summer and he's gone all day, but the extra income will be nice. Lucy took a 2+ hour nap this morning, and is in the middle of another equally long nap this afternoon. It'll be nice that she has 2 good naps, but I actually find myself a little bored. Hence this post.

I have been trying to stay mentally balanced being a SAHM, but for a long time I have known, at least in the back of my mind, that I need some kind of outlet - something creative, or even a job that I can work 1 night a week or something. I'd like to get more into photography down the road, so maybe a class would do me good. I don't know. I just have a hard time justifying anything that costs money, but it would probably be worthwhile if it would help me in a future "career".

It just so happens that the house we're currently infatuated with is the home of a professional photographer. When we went there for an open house, I saw some of her work on display, as well as her in-home studio. Maybe it's a sign? I don't know - it just seems like if I had similar equipment, props, camera, lighting, etc., I like to think that I have the artistic / creative "eye" that a photographer would need (please ignore the previous post in this regard!!!)... and I can see myself having a lot of fun doing that. It might not bring in a huge income, but it would be fulfilling for me, and allow me to have a very flexible schedule. We're not interested in perpetually becoming richer and richer, as long as we're happy. Afterall, teachers are notoriously underpaid, but I can't see Ron wanting to do anything else...

In the meantime, I should probably get a little more serious with an actual class or workshop that could teach me a few new things, and maybe sometime I'll be able to acquire another camera (although I would still use the current one for everyday snapshots and video clips... and the fact that it's so tiny makes it especially convenient to carry).

Well, back to my putsing.

3 comments:

Katie said...

That's funny...I looked at the pictures in your previous posts and thought "wow, those are really good...she should become a professional photographer or something" and then I read this post. Sounds like a great job to me!

Mindy said...

wow - thank you so much, that's really flattering. i'm hoping with some guidance and more practice that will eventually happen....

kelly said...

good for you, mindy, i agree that you have a lot of talent for that sort of thing, and, like you said, an outlet will be really good for you. :)