What I’m doing now

Last Updated: August 11, 2019

Right now I live near Pittsburgh and work full-time as a social media editor for a small family-owned newspaper after graduating from Washington & Jefferson College in 2017.I thoroughly enjoy the job because not only is it nice to know that I have a job in my field of study, Communications, but I also have the chance to get paid to do what I enjoy, help others learn, and learn about other mediums, like podcasting. It’s a really good place to grow.  Plus I usually have my weekends of which is perfect for shooting BTS photos for independent projects that show up in the Pittsburgh scene.

Building the FOundation of my Freelance Business

At the end of 2018, I decided to start my photography business. Named Those in Motion, it is the name I work under to freelance part-time as an unit stills and theater photographer whenever I find a show or project I’m interested in capturing. The past year or so I’ve been using the handful of projects that have come my way to help build the foundation creating a business that operates in tandem with my life and my goals.

Possibly Writing a Screenplay Or a Play

I currently have a few project ideas I’m mulling over in my head that I plan to start working on more in the coming months. One is a half written play and the other is a possible mini-series or web series.

Building my sustainability Muscle

Like most people in America I grew up not thinking about my consumption. Be that the amount of things I threw away, the affect our use of plastics for simple things, like our food packaging affect our environment.  A little over a year and a half ago, I moved out on my own for the first time and besides the initial buying spree of basic cheap and often plastic items, I’ve been making a conscious effort to be a more sustainable human and support sustainable companies.
I still make mistakes or sometimes don’t have a good option, but it’s something that is extremely important to me. It also helps me eat healthier which is a plus.

If sustainability is something you’re interested in follow these people:
Shelbizleee
Sustainably Vegan
Heal Your Living

Devoting time to non-monetized Activities

In our day and age, having non-monetized activities is important. Since I turned my love for photography into a money-making venture I needed to find some other outlets that I have no hope of monetizing to help calm my brain and help me reset. The two things I’m focusing on right now are learning the violin and picking up archery again. Archery for the stillness and the violin for the challenge.  I’m also considering picking up kayaking and tap dancing, but those are farther down the line.

What I’m Reading:

Essentialism
Sapiens
Company of One

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