Yeah you read that correctly, job #3. Last night Leah Stafford Photography had a grand opening party. There was a party, snacks and lots of alcohol. Starting next week I can be found in downtown Canton, Oh answering phones and setting up appointments for Leah and her associate Kristina. At some point I’m going to have to figure out how to actually work the computer because Leah will be going out-of-town at the end of next week and I will basically be on my own. *GULP* This is assuming my computer is up and running because there were issues with it this morning. I wouldn’t want to send her to Portland for a shoot that was in Chicago now would I? To be honest I’m a little overwhelmed right now but I have faith that the kinks will get ironed out quickly and I will know what I’m doing in no time. I’m generally a fast learner…or at least I like to think so. She mainly does two types of sessions. Weddings and boudoir. Yeah, that’s right…underwear pictures. Sexy, flirty and really fun. She is incredibly talented. When she asked me if I would serve as her office manager when she opened her studio I whole heartedly agreed. I mean really…how much fun! I can’t wait to see the business side up and running with my own eyes instead of just seeing the finished product.
Now, I’m sure your thinking I’ve lost my mind. How many jobs can one girl have? Your probably right. It is a lot to take on. I feel confident though that I can handle everything. Once school gets back in I will have a few extra hours a week as well. As it is now both my main jobs are very flexible. How many people can say that? I don’t really punch a time clock anywhere. Then my side cleaning jobs (3 of them) are all scheduled by me. I do keep them on the same days but if something came up I could move them with no problem. I feel very blessed to be able to work around my kids lives completely. I definitely could NOT say that when I was working in the retail world. When you were scheduled was when you better show up. I’ve seen many workers get fired for being late, pulling a no-call-no-show, or simply burning out. I feel lucky to not be confined by a managers schedule right now when my kids are so young.
My point in my rambling? Basically…if I do lose my mind and accidently send my friend Leah to the completely wrong state…I can always cop an insanity plea. 🙂