So I haven't been around much lately. Actually, I've been around, just too tired/busy to post lately. Some of you may remember the thread I started a couple of months ago called The life you lead and the life you thought you'd lead. After reading everyone's touching stories, some part of me inside was a little overcast. I felt like I had hardly accomplished anything and I felt a bit ashamed. I lost my father/best friend last year and this year has been so hard. While it's been a whirlwind, I have done more in the past year with my photography career than I have in the past 10 years combined, in regards to my career. I have always had a huge heart for animals and once worked at a vet, which I loved. Anyway, I was talking to my boyfriend and was a bit down because of finances and no one wanting to pay for photography, as I offer mine as a service. I mentioned wanted to get another job at the vet, perhaps part time, as I'd feel a lot more useful and it would also take my mind off things while I'd otherwise be sitting around the house, trying to make my photography business work. That was a few months ago and while the finances never got better, I sort of took charge of my photography, yet still having a hard time in gaining clients. Long story short, I took our kitten to be spayed a few months back and had a lovely conversation with the lady working the front desk while I was waiting. I was looking around online the other day and noticed they were hiring. I went and put in an application and they hired me pretty much on the spot. What began as a part-time thing turned into a full time, 10 hour a day job the first day I worked. Soo, that's where I've been. I have purchased new promotion material so I can still work on building my photography career when I'm not working at the vet, but I feel my father was listening to my desperation to feel useful and like I'm helping someone (people and/or animals) and sort of led this job to me. Sorry for the long rambling - I just feel refreshed and I can't wait to start posting new photos again, soon. Time here is a little shorter, but I am still reading all of the posts and now, with a little less burden on my heart, as I am one of "those" people who helps for the greater good.