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2008 update

November 30th, 2008 at 04:11 pm

Good grief, I've been away for a while. I guess I haven't felt particularly inspired to post because I felt like I was repeating myself. People continually comment on a couple of posts I wrote over two years ago, which is really fun and interesting, so I thought I'd stop by and say hi!

It was three months ago already, but it was awesome to get to meet baselle. She and her DH were really fun to hang out with, and gave us some great pointers about moving out there (namely, visit in the winter!). Hopefully we'll get a chance to do that soon.

I've got a new editorial job, one that I took a pay cut for, but it's much more creative than what I was doing. The only catch? The person who was supposed to be my boss quit right after I started. I am now stuck with someone else as a boss, and we don't jive. I'm pretty sure I know the difference between first, second, and third person, thankyouverymuch, even if I didn't go to journalism school. Anyway. If I can stick it out for a year, maybe I will get enough experience to move on to something with higher pay.

My photography has really improved! I was just looking at some shots from last year and am pretty happy with how far I've come...though I have a long way to go! After my Project 365 ended in April, I took a part-time job at a portrait studio. I have been photographing friends and family on my own, and building up a portfolio. SO is creating a photography business website for me, and I just got some business cards. I am really excited about the prospect of all of this! Times are tough, yes, and people aren't spending as much, but there are still moments you want captured by a professional photographer. I can't compete with the prices at Target or Walmart (nor do I want to), but I think coming to someone's home and spending an hour or two with them warrants spending a few extra dollars. We'll see. Smile

I'm slowly chipping away at the student loans...still have a long way to go, but that's ok for now. SO and I were contemplating buying a house, but now that it seems we'd need to have at least 20% down...ouch. I'm sure I don't have to say this to the SA crowd, but check your credit reports, people. A close relative of SO went off the deep end, stole all of their identities, and wracked up big credit bills in their names. Luckily we caught it early, so SO's credit isn't completely trashed, but dang...you just never know.

So, anyway...hi! and please know that even if I don't post regularly here, I do check your blogs for updates. Save on!

6 Responses to “2008 update”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice to hear from you again!!

  2. fern Says:

    Hey, nice to hear from an old SAer.

    The photography business idea sounds really great. I think personalized family portraits and some quality time with a professional photographer in one's own home is more appealing than the standard blue backdrops at Sears Picture Studio.

    Hopefully,word of mouth will help you with the advertising.

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Hi Kashi!!!! Great to 'see' you posting. Smile

  4. Koppur Says:

    Welcome back! We missed you!

  5. baselle Says:

    Great to hear from you! Winter in Seattle awaits - let me know! So far its been mild, and the skies have been a high gray. (bearable, not cave-like) The WaMu, Starbucks, and Seattle Times job cuts are starting to bite a bit. I think we are better off still than many places, but people are very aware we are not bullet proof.

  6. Dido Says:

    Nice to "see" you. Sounds like you are making good progress towards finding a satisfying career--congrats!

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