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My main vocational passions are writing and photography. Those with such skills and desires are often required to use those talents in marketing, which is what I did for most of my 35-year career in communications. Ironically, as a freelancer, marketing as been at the bottom of my list of activities. Who has time to market when there are images to document and words to write? A baby to nanny, dogs to play with, jewelry to make, a garden to grow, an old house to fix, and nature to enjoy. Not to mention Kathie Lee and Hoda every weekday morning.

I took an easy step last night in an effort to help market myself with my photography goals. Now I could spend the next 18 years + documenting every growth spurt of Miss Maylee (and I sincerely hope to do that), but I do crave other assignments. In order to market myself, I became a Tog.

I joined a start-up venture called Togally, which makes me an official Tog. Unlike so many other marketing endeavors, no money is required up front (NOBODY should ever pay in order to find leads). I’m looking forward to getting out there, meeting some new people who want my services, adding to my portfolio, and growing as a photographer.

It’s an interesting and affordable concept. Right now Togally is only in San Diego county, but may be expanding soon. I wish them luck (and as a by product, luck for myself).

 

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I’ve been lagging on my blog and falling short of my goals. Time to get into gear, Sharon. No excuses. Just do it.

Today gave me a good reason to blog: some photos from a seminar I attended today.

Part of my problem is I am scattered. Unfocused. AADD. I love doing this; wait, there is a nice, new shiny thing to do. Let’s go there. I want to be a photographer on the scale of Annie Lebovitz; a writer like Mark Twain; a jewelery maker; a potter; a gardener; a glass artist; a weaver and knitter; an interior decorator; a master carpenter; a biologist; a bird watcher; an astrophysicist; and of course, a rock star (but I can’t sing or play an instrument).

Since semi-retirement, I think I have all the time in the world, but each day only holds 24 hours, and they really fill up quickly. I know, I “p’shawed” all those retirees before me who said that. But I am busier than ever. Again, I realize part of that is the AADD aspect of my personality.

Today was great. A nine-hour photography seminar. I loved it. It seemed like three hours. I want to continue to grow and be better at it. I need to stop letting all the other distractions get in my way. I learned a lot today and had the chance to briefly photograph two beautiful models.

Goal this weekend: practice, practice, and then practice again. Oh wait, there is something new and shiny over there.

 

 

 

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