So I feel like I have gotten myself stretched too far when it comes to my photography business. Not sure what to do about it. The problem is...I LOVE doing it. LOVE it. I love it when my clients are so happy with their pictures. I love the process of taking the pictures, I love editing the pictures. It's truly a passion of mine.
The time it takes me to get the pictures edited and to the clients is lengthening more and more. I feel like I am not able to do everything I need to do...spend quality time with my kids, unpack (nope...we aren't completely unpacked), do the updates on our new house, SLEEP, take the 2 littles to all their appointments, relax, etc. I just can't do it all. I want to though. I find myself staying up way too late editing and then being tired all day.
Maybe it will get better and easier when the 2 oldest boys are in school in a few weeks...not sure. I don't know what to do about it. In this moment, I am just feeling overwhelmed as I look at my house with unpacked boxes, unpainted areas, laundry that needs done, clothes that need put away and then I look at my computer and see I have 3 sessions that I haven't completed editing and remember telling my clients I'll try to have their pictures done within 2 weeks. 2 weeks flies by in the blink of an eye these days.
I'm not going to lie...the extra money is really nice too. I mean, we're doing a lot of things to our house and we don't charge things so we NEED the cash. And the thought of taking a "break" from it makes me feel so sad. I'm not saying I'm going to take a break, I just don't know what to do. Maybe minisessions? I don't know. I'm just stressed about it.
And now it's almost midnight and I'm SO CLOSE to getting 1 of my sessions edited (by "so close", I mean about 2 hours away) so do I just suck it up and stay up so I can move onto the next one or do I go to bed so I am not miserably tired all day tomorrow? Ugh.
Knowing me, I'll probably stay up...