Friday, April 17, 2009

: The joys of unemployment!

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As some of you might know, I'm technically what we call - "unemployed". My side gig, which happens to be a 40+ hours a week side gig, is as an accountant. It's what I went to school for, labored and studied a crazy amount of hours for, and spent numerous month ends / quarter ends & year ends working overtime on. For the last 4 years, I've been a consultant and it's been great!

Only downside is that with this whole economic downturn / recession going on, consultants are usually the first to go, which is completely understandable. But here's the thing... i'm kinda diggin it!

We all know about the downside of it, money for mortgages, bills, blah blah... but the upside is huge!

Here are my joys of unemployment:

1) I get to spend more time with my family!
2) Everyday is Saturday
3) I wear whatever I want (huge when I've been in the business world for almost 10 years)
...interlude while I read an Elmo book to Charlie - love it!...
4) Reading books to Charlie whenever she asks ;)
5) I get to spend time with my family!!
6) I don't have to commute anywhere I don't want to
7) Saving on gas money
8) I can work on personal projects & get caught up (as long as it doesn't interfere with family time :D)
9) More time to day dream about the future, but not at the expense of enjoying the day
10) I get to spend time with my family!!!

I haven't had as much time to do personal projects or get as caught up as I'd like, but it hasn't been because of my 40 hr side job as an accountant, it's been because I've been with my family & friends. So while I'm not officially working, i'm loving my little mini vacation. Now if I could keep this going and figure out how to make money at it... i'll add that to my list of day dreaming :)

For now, some personal projects I shot when we went up to the Central Coast for Owen & Jenny's engagement session, enjoy!

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The central coast has a ton of Oak trees, all beautiful!

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The next two are the same shot, just different post processing, shot early morning near our grandparents house.

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On the way home, we decided to take a detour and see what we could see. It was awesome, Jess drove, I shot and would occasionally say "oooh, here" and we'd pull over and shoot. Until our battery died in the middle of no where. With no reception. Thankfully, a nice couple pulled over and helped us jump the car. And now we have a Duracell battery jumper in the car, just in case...

And now, one of the most awesome & creepiest trees i've ever seen in real life...

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The Clan Piccini said...

Love the last tree! I miss those trees, not much like them here in Colorado. :o) Where in the middle of nowhere were you?

The motel... Paso, right? :o)

Anonymous said...

awesome new look on the blog! so PS! Love the everyday is saturday feeling though it sometimes gets in the way of work.... mostly im diggin the duracell jumper! hope you dont have to use it often but still get your moneys worth...


feelin ya man. your 10 is my 10! spending time with my family is worth it all.

Tiffany said...

Will, it's always such a pleasure to see your pics!!! I can NEVER get enough!

Will Parris said...

thanks guys, much appreciated! Still working on the blog though too, I want wider pictures, trying to figure out all the coding etc :)

Much aloha!!