(I really like alliteration) As many of you know, since I was laid off in July of 2008, I've been keeping myself busy building my photography business. When people ask me what I do, I tell them my business is a three tiered photography studio (thus Megan Tsang Studio.. not photography or photographer or anything else). I do a combination of things... 1 I shoot weddings and portraits; 2 I provide services for other photographers including second shooting, editing and occasionally wedding album design; 3 I sell my photographs from my travels. Anyways, working for myself makes my schedule both very flexible and very busy. I work at least 80 hours every week trying to build my business, working/editing and finding new work. The more work I do, the better I can survive on with this job.
Back when I was an architect and had a nine to five job, I swore that I would travel if I was laid off, so surprise, surprise, that's what I did. I've been traveling ever since I was laid off. As you can infer I've been trying to balance travel, work and my personal life. Every time I travel domestically, I work. Either I try to do photoshoots on the road or I'm editing. This past weekend in Vegas was the first time in a very, very, very long time since I've traveled domestically and have not checked my email or done any work.
And I loved it. I had fun. I enjoyed myself.
Now that I'm back, though I'm bogged down with work (I love what I do, though), I am still adjusted to my vacation mindset and Vegas time. (Not PST, but "vegas time"... staying up until 5am, waking up at noon) There is a vacancy in Vegas that I left when I returned home. I wish I was back in Vegas. I miss my friends and that awesome hotel room that we had.