Wednesday, February 27, 2013

{a hidden character flaw}

or, at least I try my best to keep it hidden.
And, we're not talking about the good kind of competitiveness.
But, the ugly and all-consuming.
This post is about Martha Stewart organizing gone mad. 
That going mad would be me.
I have been taking a great little class online re: the
business side of photography. AFTER signing up and paying
 my hefty little fee, I learned that it wouldn't be the
typical read and complete assignments only, but, she 
included a team
competition with quite the lovely prize.
That is when my madness ensued.  And, as
teams were dropping like flies, we were sailing on.
I would work like crazy meeting all of my assignments.
I actually topped out on all of the scores within my
group every single week and we were neck and
neck for first position overall.
The class has covered so much and has honestly been
great!  Just give me a camera and I'm as happy
as can be - the business side, I slack.   I think
it's that right brain v. left brain problem.
And, it's a problem.
We have touched on defining our photography niche,
learning to say NO, {ha!}, accurately figuring out
how many sessions we should book,  delegating,
staying on top of everything, etc, etc, etc and most of all...LIVING. 
This class has had me visiting this little section at
Staples quite often. I seriously
pretty much swoom
every time I'm there.
score the highest in this little assignment.
I was a kid in a candy store.
{except for the candy as I am low-carbing it.
this week}


Lots of pretties that work quite well too.
AND, WHAT HAPPENS in the 5th week of
the competition I mean class??  Well, I got
the flu BUT I had actually completed most
of my assignments before then.   The night
the homework was due I was zipping right along
and realized something was very wrong.
My computer would NOT resize the pictures
I was required to load.  Thus, they would not load. 
The entire assignment rested on that.
No matter what I did, it didn't work.  So,
to save my team, I had to pull out.
In the whole scheme of things, it wasn't a big
deal.  BUT, I had worked so hard and put
so much thought into each and every assignment. 
And, poof!  I was out. 
I am quite CERTAIN there is a lesson to be
learned in the midst of this, but, I'm still
feeling sorry for myself at the moment. 
So, winner or no winner.
My office is quite organized and funcitonal.
Which, I guess makes me a winner, huh? 

1 comment:

Tonia Hobbs said...

I am feeling like I need to check on ole' Ms. Martha next week:) Love those things.