I'm ready to run away. The glass is half empty
A potential customer asked me how I could charge a session fee and they get nothing from it. This was a $40 Quick Session at that. I always give a credit or print with EVERY session fee. I wanted to break down the time involved in each session, so the client really knows what it involves:
In this example, the time spent per client can range from just under 13 hours to 19 hours – dependent on the photographer’s level of service. This is time dedicated only to ONE session. When the photographer charges $125 for the photo shoot (aka SESSION FEE) you are not just paying for the two hours of session time, you are paying the photographer for 12-19 hours complete time for your session for professional artist prints that you will forever admire and pass on to generations. Don't get me started on wedding images. We are talking 1000 pics taken...
I've learned several things in my last 39 years. I have enjoyed getting to know my foolish self. The most important understanding I have gained is that it IS possible to control myself. We all know I love to have control. The things that happen to you, the way people treat you are all are out of your control. Your choice of words, actions, reactions, thoughts and feelings are decisions you choose to make. The people you choose to have in your company is your choice.
(I want) I WILL actively start recognizing and controlling every thought and feeling within me. I need a shock collar. Already failing, I hear my pessimism warning me that there were will be hateful people and tragic situations that will hurt you beyond repair...still even then you have a choice.
I can let me wicked tongue and scornful fingers lash hate and fall into an easy depression... OR can I harden my shell and produce a protective smile. Repeat the words "it will pass" and choose to be happy. It is the responsible way to live. I am fully aware that I am not perfect. My faulty actions and hasty decisions will hurt others quite possibly my girls, but they are driving force. Their happiness is the direct product of me. I will be happy for them and my decisions will be made for their smiles.
THANK YOU SWEET BABY JESUS IT'S SPRING!
"All I Need"
Here it comes it's all blowing in tonight
I often have dreams of rising water and tsunamis. The panic of drowning in my dreams. No where to go. No home left. Everything slipping away. This song helps me understand what I am desparayely trying to hold on to. I'm holding on to you holding on to me. It's all gone black but you're all I see. Don't let go. Love is all we got. That's all we can take. It's all I need.