Well, it's been almost 4 months since my daughter was born and I think it's time to get back to work. Actually, I wish I could say I came up with the idea all by myself, but hubby pretty much said I had no choice.
I wanted to find something that might become a career so I applied at a few photography places. You know, like The Picture People. You don't really need experience for those places. They'll train you and I want to learn everything I can about portrait photography. I love taking pictures! Funny enough, when I think back to my childhood, I can remember setting up my own little photo shoots. I would take my dolls and prop them up on my bed and maybe put some books around them or dress them up and take pictures.
I've taken a few classes, but I don't feel confident yet. The place I am going to work at is called Flash. They are a division of LifeTouch. You might recognize that name if you have kids. They do a lot of school pictures. In fact, they did my daughters pictures from preschool.
Anyway, Flash is a little more upscale than The Picture People. They have great backgrounds and really beautiful enhancements like black and white or even watercolor. I can't wait to start training and see what it's like.
As with anything though, I'm nervous about learning a new business. Especially because I'm so new at it. I want to present myself as confident, but really I'm a wreck.
How did you feel about going back to work after having kids? How long did you wait?