I’m trying to “pop-it-like-its-hot” on a daily basis. Trying to learn how to juggle the work/life balance, so far so good. I’ve been working my magic on all things tragically domestic. My house glitters and shines in every room except my bedroom… I figure my eyes are shut anyway when I’m in there so who cares. I’ve taken some things down a notch and raised others to the roof. I’ve been busy making connections, learning to say no and when to ask for more. Everyday I feel one step closer, somedays I feel 20 steps back but I keep walking.
I’ve let myself down. I’ve been making excuses not to exercise and allowing myself to be won over by them, snuggling down into my couch with my laptop… occasionally eating much more chocolate than I should. My hair is atrocious and I found out today that my hairdresser wont be back until AFTER Blogopolis so I’m pretty much screwed. Any professionals out there like to work their magic on me? I also really need to paint my toenails. I’ve been treating my fingernails with ORLY Nailtrition and it seems to be working. My teeth are also getting whiter thanks to the terribly annoying strips I’ve been using. Being a speaker at the Photography Masterclass at Blogopolis makes me really want to look my best.
I’ve been reading a lot lately. Books on photography, memoirs, blog posts, e-zines and e-books, I’m delving right into them. For weeks I’ve kind of felt like I’ve been shouting out to the world but barely pausing to stop and listen to it. It’s nice to stop, to hear others words and really embrace the feelings behind them. I easily get self absorbed which is one of the reasons why I’ve been blogging for as long as I have… I like to hear myself talk. In person I find it difficult to speak sometimes, especially if I’m intimidated by others or it’s a new environment. Being a partner in Hello Blogger Events really helped to push me out of my shell and embrace the personality I let flourish on my blog but couldn’t seem to muster up in person.
I have big changes coming for the blog with lots of new features, something more communal and much more engaging. I’m writing. I’m taking photographs. I’m finding my feet. I’m collaborating, listening, learning and waving my hands about, admitting that I don’t know it all and I don’t have all the answers. I’m helping people, I’m networking and I’m loving my job… yep, it finally feels like I found it… my dream job. One day I’m photographing a birth, the next I’m laughing with the guys from PR while organising giveaways, the next I’m dressing up and hitting the town and after all that I get to write and share my experiences with you all… how could I not love it!
I want to hear what you have to say, any feedback on my blog, what you think of my photos or outfit posts and what you love reading about the most. Do you like my giveaways? Do you want more fashion? Do you want a Danimezza Button for your blog? Are you finding it difficult to comment? Do you want to hear more of my everyday nitty gritty, what pisses me off and what makes me happy? Do you mind that I share with you what I love with links through my blog, facebook and twitter? Do you like meeting me at events. Are you as nervous about Blogopolis as I am? I want to hear it all… just remember that it’s nice to be nice.