Ok, so I couldn't figure out how to post the Rachel's Challenge pictures, so you will see them as of a later date, when I call my Techie, Jake, and make a complete fool of myself... "Jake will you help me post pictures to my blog, please?" and he will roll his eyes at me as he always does :) lol...
I don't know if anyone really reads this blog, and I have been debating whether to post anything about this or not, but it's weighing on me heavily and I really need some feedback. So here goes....
I am looking to find a place for a studio. In downtown Van Wert. I don't want to find a place that I'm going to have to gut to get how I like, but I really want a place that I can call my own. The fundage front, however, is not looking so stellar. I found a place that would be cool, and the owner wants to sell it, but I'm not interested in buying ANYWHERE yet. I'd like to rent, see how it works for a while before I would even consider buying.
I firmly believe that God will provide if it is in His plans for me, but really, the money isn't there to do so right now, but if I don't have a place by winter, I have limited ability to shoot. Especially babies, which I already have some sessions for the winter scheduled. What have I been doing for babies as of now? Smack dab in my living room, or in the clients house.
I want a place so I don't have to work in my living room anymore. I want to seperate work from home, because when I work in my living room, I find myself sitting on the couch going, "Ohh i could get one more session in before bed", and my husband is saying "Hi. I'm over here again, by myself."
My daughter has become accustomed to saying "Please get off the computer and play with me." I sometimes feel like my work trumps my home time, because it's right there... staring at me... saying You know you want to get more done... just come over here. Come snuggle with Photoshop. :( Then I feel like a guilty cheater when I give in. Photoshop is like crack. Grrr.....
So anyways, I have been brainstorming about ways to make some money for the studio. I thought about hosting a Photobooth party for my Senior reps and friends. Charging to get in at the door, for refreshments, maybe hiring a couple bands or a dj for the evening, etc. I just don't know how far it would go over. Would I make money, would I just break even? On top of all this, we have a 4 day Hospital stay & ER visit to pay for, a new washing machine (broke as soon as we got home from the hospital, talk about bad timing), My car needs a new battery, and so so much more that I won't even get into because it just makes me depressed. :(
I have been dreaming of this studio, and I find myself drawing it over and over. I think my new studio's floor plan is in every notebook I own, i caught myself drawing it with sidewalk chalk the other day with Liberty! That's bad.
So I have a question for all of you readers (probably 2 of you! ha!):
1. Should I start a studio?
2. Should I have a fundraiser?
Leave your answers in the comments of this post!!
Thank you both for reading this- HA HA!