Man oh man, have I been busy! The last couple weeks have been jam packed as I’ve been trying to develop my very first business: Alexis Rose Photography! I’m super close to launching my website (hopefully today!!) and from there I’ll be able to start booking clients for real.
I’ve never been someone who’s interested in the business…in fact, I remember in college saying that being a business major would probably be my LAST choice, but now I’m having to learn all of this new stuff and let me tell you, it takes a lot of work! And, if learning the business side of things wasn’t enough, my biggest hurdle in the last couple weeks has been the wedding photography website I’ve been working on. If you know anything about me, you know that I’m in no way tech savvy, so every little thing I want to add to the website has required me to first learn what it is and how to add it. Grid elements and spans and child themes? Ugh. It’s been a struggle. BUT now that it’s nearly ready to launch, I’m feeling much better about it and just excited to get it out there.
I know I’m all over the place with my careers…archaeologist, journalist, teacher…but I think that’s what your 20s are for, right? Discovering what you love? I also think that through all of my crazy career choices, two things have been constant: my love of travel and my love of photography. Everything I’ve done in life since I was 14 years old has been working towards the goal of world travel. I’m hopeful that this new photography business will allow me to galavant around the world with the happiest of lovebirds on the best day of their lives. Sounds like a pretty awesome life to me.
Ironically, getting this destination wedding photography business set up has meant that I’ve spent a lot of time here in Bansko indoors NOT exploring the destination I’m in. This is our last weekend in Bulgaria and I just cannot believe how fast this month flew by! We really fell in love with Bulgaria during our month here…this place is such a hidden gem. There’s everything you could want in nature around here: dense pine tree forests with snow-melt rivers and arid vineyards on rolling hills, all within a mile of each other. David’s recently gotten into his head the idea of owning a vineyard someday and it seems like Bulgaria would be such a great place to make that happen! Much cheaper than Italy and just as gorgeous. Someday when we’re rich, I want to come back to Bulgaria for a legit vacation where, instead of working all day, we can just focus on traveling and seeing everything this gorgeous place has to offer.
We’ve got just a couple more days here and once I get my site launched, we’re going to spend our last days in Bulgaria riding our bikes, attending the Bansko Bohemi music festival in the city center, and on Sunday we’ve got a date night planned at one of the zillion adorable outdoor restaurants here. Then on Wednesday we’re off to Germany! Sad to leave Bulgaria so soon, but can’t say I’m not looking forward to seeing our home in Bad Urach, Deutschland!