Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Quiet

engaged


I've been feeling sort of quiet lately. I guess you can probably tell around here.

Trying to create a successful business is one of the more challenging things I've ever done. It has a lot of highs and lows, and I'm not a very good wave rider. Yesterday looked as though it was shaping up to be a great day -- we had three inquiries from brides with weddings next summer. Even though we're already booked for one of the dates inquired about, I was excited to have the flow coming in, and let myself daydream about how 2006 may be completely full of weddings. Then later in the night came a rejection from the one we felt closest to getting, and it sent me plunging down a bit. There's always somewhat of a sting that April and I feel when we don't get a job we think we're going to get. Our business is also our art, and even though the photos are of other people's weddings, they mean something personal to us.

I know things will work out, and that no matter what, 2006 will be full of weddings. We have a good deal of them already booked to photograph, and with both my wedding and my soon-to-be-sister-in-law's wedding... there will be plenty of cake photos to go around.

But quiet, for now.

6 comments:

Doug Worgul said...

That guy next to you in the photo will tell you that the very best batter in baseball history only managed to get a hit four of every ten times at bat.

this is me said...

Chin up Z. Things will always work out. And 2006 will be a great year, no matter what!

Anonymous said...

Quiet can be very nice. I love quiet. It's certainly a lot better than agitated.

Grandma

Anonymous said...

Quiet times in Life's journey is good and comes usually when we need them..I liked your reflection on your Quiet time.Lovemom

Zoanna said...

"Cast all your cares upon [the Lord] because He cares for you."

I Peter 5:8

Shelley said...

I'm sorry to hear that you received that rejection. From what I've seen of the pictures you've posted on here, you are very talented. Those people will be missing out on something great...their loss.

Quiet is good, like the others have said. Right now for me, I will be busy with book reviews, term papers, a presentation and then exams...all in the next 4 weeks. Stress. I hate it, but God will get me through it. He will get you through the rough times too.