Start Of A New (Business) Journey

This has been an incredibly long week. I feel like it should be the Friday two weeks from today. Wednesday was a public holiday here, and while I love these days, it also messes with my head. Yesterday felt like a Monday. Long week, holiday… Confusion. I haven’t been sleeping well at all, so that just adds to the length of my days.

Group started up again on Tuesday, which I’m so happy about. The weeks without it just aren’t the same. As one of the other ladies said, the group is like a safety blanket. I couldn’t agree more. Before the start of this weeks group I had a final session with the OT I’ve been seeing. Even though it ended well, and the time was right to end our regular sessions, I still feel a little lost.

Since then, I’ve been in that clingy, young place again with regards to my therapist. I just want her all the time. I only get to see her on Thursday again. It’s so long. There’s only one other person who I’ll feel comfortable being close to (and connect to), while in this head space. She doesn’t know though, and I don’t plan on telling her. Sometimes it’s better to just keep quiet, and avoid shooting yourself in the foot.

As those of you who regularly read my posts know, I’ve started a wedding photography business with another photographer. We received our business cards on Monday, and I finally completed the website on Tuesday morning. We couldn’t afford to get someone to design the cards and website, so I did it myself, even though that meant it took me a lot longer than if a professional had done it. But now it’s done and we’re officially “open for business”.

I enjoy our business meetings. We get together once a week. We spend more time laughing and messing around than actually getting things done. We always manage to do everything we had planned for that day’s meeting though. But instead of it taking us an hour, it takes us over two, and sometimes even three hours. But it’s worth it. I was disappointed that she didn’t wear her flashing shoes at our meeting yesterday. Apparently they were on charge.

The one part I don’t enjoy is the marketing. But at least I’m not doing it alone, which makes it seem more manageable. There’s a reason people study this stuff. Oh well, we’ll get there. It might take time, but the day we get our first wedding booking we’re going to go crazy!

And then I might just buy myself a pair of those flashing shoes.

21 responses to “Start Of A New (Business) Journey”

  1. Sounds fabulous and something for you to really get your teeth into!!
    Where o we buy said flashy shoes then????? i NEED them…. πŸ™‚
    Seriously… the very best of luck with your new venture, i love taking photos with my SLR, i have always wished i was better at it and could become a photographer… i am in awe!

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  2. Brava to your business endeavor, Rayne! Keep plugging. As someone who created a therapy practice, it can take time, but being your own boss is worth it.

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    • Thanks Dr Stein. I suppose all good things in life take time. The trick is to not give up, especially when it seems that it’s going nowhere. Patience. πŸ™‚


      • You are welcome, Rayne. I’d also say that change, when it does come after a period on a plateau, sometimes takes the form of a leap or breakthrough. You can’t count on this, but it does happen at times.


  3. Awesome stuff Rayne. Also – you should consider opening up to that person who you said you would feel comfortable connecting with. You never know – she may be receptive to it 😊 hugs for you friend. Keep going πŸ’ͺ🏼

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    • Since reading your comment, I’ve decided that I’m going to open up to her. I’m still just trying to get up the nerve. I think it will be easier for me to write her a letter, because I tend to stumble over my words and end up not making much sense or saying things in a way that can come across a little differently to how I want to convey it. So writing it out will be so much easier, even though I’m TERRIFIED. Thanks lovely. πŸ™‚

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  4. This is so exciting for you! And the funny thing is that I just started my own marketing business and even with the knowledge I have, the marketing side is still a little daunting. πŸ™‚ I wish you all the best!


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