Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Gloomy day...

If you've been reading my blog then you know I just returned from a cruise - my first cruise, to be exact.  And I must say, I packed so much that anyone would have thought it was a month-long cruise.  But you just never know when you might spill something, or a cold-snap could happen in the Caribbean, or you just might not be in the mood for that top with those pants.  Isn't everyone like that?  The options while on away are great...unpacking, washing, putting away, etc., is not so great now that I'm home.  Then to make life more chaotic, my middle child (one of my sons) is getting ready to move away from home for his job... it will be his first real move away from home and I have been doing everything possible to make sure he would have necessary furniture and other things he would need.  The week before leaving for my cruise, my youngest child (my daughter) told me she had decided she was moving out of the apartment that she was moved into this past Fall (near her college, rather than in the dorms on campus) so now I also have to find storage for all of the furniture, etc., that she has with her.  Life is never boring. 

In the meantime, I'm trying to get a new photography business off the ground.  Trying to learn how to effectively advertise and let people know I am here and what I can do for them.  That in itself it very stressful for me, because I will not do something to compete with someone else... it's just not my nature.  I have lost friendships - even very recently - due to jealousy and/or competition, but those are just not words I would ever want used to describe me.  So I wonder how best to sell myself?  I hope that people will show the photos I have done for them - and that there will be powerful enough advertising in that for someone else to want to contact me for services... and that things will just move along that way.  I'm definitely a believer that God will work these things out in the best timing and in His will... so I try to be patient each day and know that His plan is in action -- even if I don't always see anything going on in my own view. 

So I guess it's time to go get the next load of laundry out of the washer and dryer... consider tackling that pile of clothing that needs to be ironed... start making some of the phone calls on the list that seems endless of calls I need to make.  Last week I was on a ship... ordering room service and relaxing as we were coming into port in San Juan.  Life changes entirely too fast for me sometimes!

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