It's been almost two months since I "officially" started working more photography hours than the day job. In that time I have found a new balance and have been loving working for myself from the home office. My mornings start with breakfast at the kitchen counter while I check emails and social media. I head into the office with my coffee and go over my plan for the day. Mid morning I usually walk the dog and do yoga. Generally I then edit right through to a late lunch and after lunch I am back on the computer for the rest of the afternoon or I head out to a shoot.
But every day is slightly different and it's impossible to really create a routine. That in itself is a beautiful part of being self-employed, I decide my own work hours, whether I want to work at my desk, on the couch or in a coffee shop. I choose when I want to stop for a break & for how long. But it also means all the responsibility is on me to manage my time & get the work done.
Today as I sat down to my work I realised for the first time how lonely self-employment could be. Matt works five days a week - he leaves early in the morning and gets home after six. There's no one to talk to and only the radio for background noise. It's not that I find it a lonely job, I get to meet such awesome people every week and shooting is what I live for.
But at the risk of sounding like a crazy dog lady - I realised this morning how grateful I am for Henry's company. He may sleep most of the day but on occasion he sits himself down beside me as I work, demanding a pat every now and then. Each morning he wanders into my office, staring at me as if to say 'it's time for our walk'. I may not be able to share my workload with this furry pooch, but he makes a great workmate none the less.