Well this was a post I really didn’t want to write. We all knew it was coming and that it needed to come, but it feels hard. It’s winter, it’s cold, and I already miss my family so much. Juggling home schooling with any work, is so tough. When you work for yourself it’s much easier to shelve work to spend time to focus on homeschooling, plus as a wedding photographer, things have been a tad quiet recently! So I acknowledge I am in a fortunate position. But I still find it hard. There is so much I want to work on during this down time, I really want to come out of this lockdown with a business that is ready to hit the ground running, I want to plan, plot and play with business ideas, I want to learn from others but also get ready for my teaching course. I could go on and on with all the things ‘I want’. But the reality of the next couple of months is that almost everything is once again on hold. My kids need my focus, they need my energy, they need my time and they come first, business second.
But I am still going to be taking photos. Since the pandemic started I have realised how much I need photography. It helps with my anxiety and keeps my creativity ticking over, these days are so long and it gives me a little bit of ‘me time’, during days that can feel so very slow.
I’m not putting any pressure on myself, these photos will look very similar to Lockdown one, and that’s ok, because it is Groundhog Day, and this collections shows that.