I've been away on tour for the last five weeks and it has been the busiest, most hectic time of my life. Ever. I said yes to the tour way before all the photography kicked off properly and suddenly I found myself away from my computer with a mountain of work to do. I must admit it has been really tough. I absolutely loved the tour and wouldn't have wanted anybody else to do it but I kind of thought I could fit in starting the business, meeting clients, emails, doing shoots and editing around it and it would be fine.
Our last show was on Tuesday in Derby and I have got home and sat in my house with a huge smile on my face. I haven't been home properly for what feels like forever. I did the odd day back to Brum and frantically washed clothes and copied images to CD ready to take with me and edit on the road but that was it... I cannot tell you how good it feels to sit on my sofa, wash my dishes, sleep in my own bed.
At home also lives my two boys. Pete and Maximo (my cat) are my little family and I miss them so much when I'm away. It's just so nice to wake up and get a kiss from Pete and a head butt from Max and it's something that you tend to take for granted when it's there all the time.
What I've also missed is just taking a photo for myself. I've been so busy that I don't tend to take photos for me anymore. To be honest I think about taking some and then think about having to edit them and that takes time and I have so much editing to do anyway... blah, blah, blah. But I need to. I need to make time to. I miss it.
This is my first personal post for a while and it feels strange. I think it's because when I used to write personal stuff nobody really read my blog, nobody commented (and if I got 1 comment I'd do a little excited dance). Now people read it and people comment so in a way you feel more exposed.... but I still want to be me.