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Life as we know it: Changing jobs and starting a new semester

So many things have been changing this week that I haven't even had time to catch my breath. I've been working extra at my internship and LOFT right before vacation to save up a little spending money for my trip and Adrian's birthday in September.

I was really sad earlier this week because I had to quit my job at the newspaper. I knew it was going to be too much during the semester with my blog, internship, and working enough to pay my bills, not to mention studying and going to classes. There are only so many hours in the day, and if I could, I'd do everything. But when it comes down to it, I need to focus on classes and paying my bills.

I shot my sister's senior pictures this week too. She'll be graduating high school next spring and was really excited to get some shots done. It was weird being exclusively behind the camera, and I realized how hard it is to dictate posing instructions. Normally when I shoot my own outfit posts I know exactly what to do to make myself look good, but putting those instructions into words was a bit of a challenge. I found myself just moving her limbs stuff for her. I also got to play around with a lot more photoshop techniques with her shots. Normally I just do a little bit of color correction on my own photos, but her's I got to play with getting rid of stray hairs and really changing the tone and mood of her shots. I'll probably share more shots from her session a little later.

Adrian and I are officially on vacation now! We're heading on a road trip to New Mexico to visit some of his family and see Carls Bad caverns. I hope we get to do a little hiking too. Anyway, I just wanted to give a general update on everything because I was MIA for a few days there.

I've also decided to tone down my posting frequency now that I'm starting classes again. I met with a blogger friend for coffee the other day who said she only posts things if she feels she has valuable content. For a while there I felt like I would post something just to post something and keep up with a schedule. So I'm changing gears and going to really focus on better content, I've also been really focusing on my social media game, specifically Instagram recently too.

Anyway, as we get back into the swing of the busy semester I'm looking forward to where life takes me. I hope everyone gets a little R&R before school starts. I'll see everyone next week.

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