It’s fair to say that my flabber has never been so very gasted.
All you lovely people. Where have you been all my life? This zero to hero challenge is ace. I nearly fell off my chair yesterday when I realised that this little blog had had a month’s worth of hits in one day. Wow! Thanks! This is doing my ego a load of good. If it carries on I’ll have to get the doors widened.
Yesterday was also a memorable day for another reason.
I wish it was a nice one but it isn’t .
A friend of mine and Boofuls dropped dead. Just like that. There one minute and gone the next. No illness, no warning no goodbyes. What his family are gong through at the moment I can’t even imagine.
We are expecting a couple of people to shuffle off their mortal coil very soon but he was most definitely not one of them.
I’ve known this chap since I was fifteen. The shock is indescribable so I won’t even try to describe it.
Sorry, lovelies. That’s not what you tuned in for, is it? I’m trying to be positive, I really am.
On a positive note:
Over the last few weeks there have been a few moments that have made Boofuls and I sit up and take notice. Life is indeed precious and I’d quite like to live before I die.
This year is marking the beginning a some major life changes for us. Some of which we’ve already started to put into action. If we don’t do something we’ll just work till we drop and that’s a rubbish plan. I’d quite like to smell a few roses before popping off . Bloody hell! I’ve just realised. If this was a soap opera script I’d be dead before the month was out. There’s nothing guaranteed to kill a character off quicker than a change for the better in their life.
Over the next few weeks and months I’ll be filling you in on these plans as they materialise. The first change is that we’re keeping work to a sensible level. Tricky to do when, as a photographer, I do all my editing and paper work from home. It’s far too easy to pop into the office to “just do a bit on that …” whatever it happens to be.
Ha! Did I say paperwork? I almost managed to keep a straight face when I said that. Paperwork and me don’t really get on. I’m an artist not a pen pusher (she said as she flicked back her hair and flounced out on her kitten heels).
Anyway, back to the plot. We will no longer be working until 10pm every night and all weekend. Instead Its going to be an early evening cut off and at least every other weekend free. Clients will have to fit in around my diary and not the other way round. Work smart not hard is my new motto.
There. I’ve said it out loud. That means it’s the law so we have to stick to it.