I missed last week. It was a bit busy for me. Funny how it relates to Amie’s topic this week.
THREE THINGS THURSDAY
Three things about… Your Work
There is a lot that I love about my work. Way more than just 3 things. And, I have more than one job (as many people do). The difference? I love all my jobs. Everyone of them. There is never a day that I don’t want to go to whatever job I am going to (ok, some mornings I’d just like to stay under the blankets, but can you blame me?).
1. I love life. I love creating. I love making people’s day. Its what I do. So where do I work? A flower shop of course! Its funny, no one is ever shocked I work at a place that is full of life and happy people. Haha! I guess it just fits. Stems a Flower Shop has been a part of me since high school. My first official job and I still have it. Most people can’t say that. The first time I went in to order a boutonniere for my boy friend I didn’t know more than the standard rose, tulip and iris. Seven years later? … Well I won’t bore you with all the info. Whats another fun thing? I actually have had two weddings this year where I’ve gotten to create the brides bouquet AND take her wedding photos. Networking – its a good thing! Hahaha! I love my job. The only bad thing about it? Rotten flower water. Its is the WORST SMELL in the world. People, change your flower water cuz it is nasty.
A sweet arrangement for fall!
2. My other love (and job) is capturing life. I hope that if you are a regular reader that you already know I’m a photographer, but if you didn’t know SURPRISE! I’m a photographer! 🙂 I own my own business. That is a full-time job. I am still up editing photos right now as a matter-a-fact. But I love taking one faction of a second that tells the story of that day. I love the art of photography but in all honesty, I love the people I work and the stories I am able to tell more. I have made so many new friends and they have let me document some of their most important moments. That is the highest honor for me. I love light. I love shadows. I love everything about photography, but it is the concept of if that I am most passionate about.
Working away at the game reserve in Durban South Africa. Photo Courtesy of Roy Kemp
3. I am so lucky to love my jobs. I know too many people that don’t love what they do. Is it hard? O yeah. Loving your job does not make the labor less. Sometimes it makes it more just because you pour your heart and soul into it all. But that is how you know you love it. I have many other jobs, though most of those are volunteer and very random. They are anything from baby-sitter, to guidance councilor, to wedding planner, to a model, to an errand runner. I love teaching others. My most rewarding job? The photo editor of the Metropolitan. There are so many people I helped and now they are out in the world working for newspapers themselves. I feel like a proud mom! 🙂
Weekly Fotog meeting. Photo Courtesy of Leah Millis
I love my work. I love my life. I love all the people I get to work with. I could not ask for anything better. I am truly lucky to have the opportunities I’ve had in my life.