In my previous job, in my previous life (LoL) I used to work in an office. I worked in fashion communication office. I used to have a desk, close to other desks, close to colleagues, mainly women. I used to have a boss, in general with strong personality, I tried to learn from all I could and to put in practice also in this phase of my life
I used to have duties and projects, responsibilities and deadlines. So, mainly, nothing changed a lot in this new part of my life. I still have all those things. I still have stress, especially in a certain part of the year, roughly from April to December (crazy period).
A lot of things changed instead about my job, about what I do : now I work in photography, I take pictures of people, happiness, emotions, love, time… I started all this after studying photography, working from home, listening to Agnes Obel and Ludovico Einaudi (who I still consider the music of my heart, my wind of change) during one of the best Fall of my life. I started this new challenge without certainties, but with happiness and believing in it. And one of the new challenge was also working from home: without colleagues, without rules but mines. I started to being part of a virtual community of working from home photographers too. We met each other in several Facebook pages. Someone was more talkative, someone was more shy on web, like me (but if you meet me, I’m definitely different ;-))
I’ve always started my working day at 8.30 am. Sometimes I used to work in pyjama, directly moving from the bed to my desk, with a cup of coffee in a hand and the mouse in the other. Sometimes I finished at 8 pm… sometimes I worked after dinner until late night, stuck in some new post production trial In all this certainly my ex life in the office helped me a lot to plan this “depending on me only job”, scheduling, respecting deadlines, talking to suppliers, trying to build up a sort of brand that is still “work in progress” cause it grows with me, too. I loved to work from home, I’ve founded my own dimension. My rhythm, my style, also for working.
Since I became mother I had more difficulties to separate life from job, for all the duties of everyday life so I considered to move all my job in a studio in the city center. I started a new dimension for my job. I’m now working in a studio, where I share the space with a couple of colleagues: we all work on our own projects but we also share coffee break, photography discussions and above all, our love for this job. I have my own desk, close to other desks, close to colleagues, mainly men (that is another news from the previous office life). I work hard on my reportage, my portraits, mails mails, mails… From here I can have meetings with customers in a beautiful room with coloured chairs, pictures on the wall, welcome candies and there’s a coffee corner. I work a lot on research to develop my own vision, to improve knowledge. I’m the happiest person in the world. I feel my job as mine as never has been before, I love this time, I think I deserve this time dedicated completely to that and my job deserves it too. I also started to enjoy more and more my home life, my life dedicated to all the rest. Separating things is the best present I could ever gave to me. Today this is my rule, in the future, I’ll see. Come to visit me, I have a cup of coffee, tea and candies to offer you.