I'm back to update my website. I have had a busy summer, working a full-time job, and blowing through most of my gas driving to photography appointments on the side. It's a little different these days, with the change in tax laws, my cousin drives a lot for work. He is finding that he can no longer write his gas mileage off on his taxes.
This month, I volunteered with Flower City Outreach. I led a team of students to fix up a home in the inner city. Every year is an experience, but this year was a little different as we were dealing with a family whose culture was very different from ours. The students and I along with my co-workers did our best to handle it. We almost gave up after the first day, but then we persevered and accomplished the work. Check out my photos from the week!
This month is my birthday. To celebrate, my girlfriend took me out to a bar that matches your age with "free" wings on your birthday. It was definitely something different. Check out McGinni's!
Here is a topic for a video - since graduating high school, I have really struggled to find work in my media field. I always face fierce competition for scarce job positions. There isn't much for an entry-level person like me. I still work full time in retail, but I found I can also use apps like Upwork to pick up freelance gigs from companies on the side. Check it out!
Valentines Day is coming up this month! I am personally shocked to say this is my first year being able to celebrate. I met a really great woman a few months ago, she is now my girlfriend, and we'll probably do something nice to celebrate - but this particular holiday is especially tough on single people, as those who are in a relationship post photos on social media with their significant others. Those not in a relationship always feel left out. But hey, when you're single, take time to work on yourself and keep putting yourself out there... and when you have that special someone in your life, be sure to show them how much you care regularly.
It's the start of a new year. One thing I'm looking at doing is making a few videos where I share advice on topics that might interest people. I'm by no means an expert, but I have my own experiences that various sources have given me advice on and I do take notes.
If you frequently visit my website, you'll notice things are a little different. New visitors will see a half-complete website. I am job searching and I had a potential employer complain about this. Truth is, I migrated my website from 1&1 to WIX and I'm setting up an all-new design and features. It may take me a while to really get it the way I like. Bear with me!!!
Merry Christmas! I hope you are spending some quality time with family this holiday season!
Another wedding this month. I'm happy to see my friends find love. I keep hoping to find some myself, haha.
I love getting outside and doing different projects. That's what summer is all about. My father took retirement this year and him and I have been working on putting up siding on our house. Such a project will look great when it's done, but right now it's exhausting. One wedding and one senior photo shoot.