You are totally scared of me right now.
I like to think it is what my brain would look like in material form. I have so much running through my head at any given moment! My house is very minimalistic. Not much happening out there.
But, my office.... is another story.
So let me introduce you to my key players in my office.
My main working machine of my business is my computer. It is a work horse and allows me to get many things done at once. I have the cute picture on there right now for all to see, but when I am actually working it is a much smaller picture of the family. The other portion of my screen is about 1,000,000 tabs open on the internet. The program where I order prints is usually open too.
I'm sure your eyes were captivated by the coffee. I know mine were, but all you health nuts out there take note! I have water there too. Occasionally I'll grab the wrong drink and take a swig of water! ;)
There are many to-do lists and piles. Sometimes I even put the same thing in two piles because I've forgotten that I've written it down already. These lists are all small pieces of paper so when a random "OH I CAN'T FORGET THAT" thought pops into my head, I jot them down.
Then probably forget anyway.
I need a personal assistant. (Really, taking applications!)
Yep, there is headache medicine. It's hiding under the computer. I like to call it headache medicine because that makes me feel young.
But really it is the "aches and pains" medicine.
Long hours in front of the computer does wonders for ones back, wrists and eyes. Then the shoulder pain from lugging around a camera.... I take children's chewable ibuprofen. Keeps me young!
Padre Pio is there in the center of it all. His wise words, "pray, hope and don't worry" encourage me throughout the day.
I am hoping that one day "Pray, Hope and Don't Worry" will become my motto.
Until then I have the Miraculous Medal right there too. If you look closely to the right of the picture of my dad you can see a reliquary. I am being visited by all the Apostles. They are here to make sure I keep on the straight and narrow.
So this is my editing/post office/ headquarters/mission control space mixed with the scattered (but getting organized!) desk of your family photographer.
Curious about the other items in the Secret Lives of Photographers? You can ask about the rest of the random stuff you see in this image in the comments below!
And yes, the really cool pink office chair was how I was able to take this very embarrassing image.
*Not pictured: one of our cute dogs under the desk. :)