I really think it’s important to have a journal and one of things I feel could have really helped me when I began to work as a photographer was to know what a photographer does day to day. I can’t promise I’ll keep you up to date on everything I do but I thought I’d share my day with you.
I woke up at 5:30am. I had planned to go to Yellowstone with a friend but she had a family emergency to take care of. I completely understand.. Family is first!
I should say.. I started my day in Idaho Falls, Idaho. I woke up. I organized. I worked fine tuning my workflow and wrote some notes in my notebook( and yes.. It’s an actual notebook and I use a pen.)
I checked a few social media accounts and noted the stats.. One of them, Tumblr, for my magazine was close to 3,000 followers and I hit it today! It’s cool to get 50+ followers on site in a day.
Then I started to work on organizing my van. It took a few hours and I was done. I had to move a couch so I drove from Idaho Falls to Blackfoot and my father helped me move it into the basement of my brothers building. He’s a Chiropractor. I went and had a quick chat with him and he adjusted me.
Then my Parents asked me to go to Rexburg, Idaho and visit the graves of my great Grandfather and Grandmother. Two hours later we were back and I got in my van and headed for SLC where right now I am sitting in a coffee shop writing this post. I edited a few photos. I messaged Chris in San Fran and talked to him about marketing another account for me. Then we set it up. I started up my audiobook, Linchpin by Seth Godin, which I recommend to everyone!
I’m currently working on organizing my computer files and moving images to a flashdrive that I will mail to My friend Vee in Seattle tomorrow morning. In a few I’m gonna drive somewhere and find a place to crash.. Cause I live in a van and I can sleep anywhere I want.. that’s legal.
That was my day. I didn’t doesn’t seem like I did a lot but when I write it all down.. Yeah! Lots of organization! Yo! It’s key to a successful business!
And.. I’ll probably organize and re-write this post tomorrow. 😉
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Ikon Republik- I live and travel in a frickin van and I founded a magazine, VEGA Magazine. My magazine is full of beautiful nude women and soon it will include amazing articles on how to improve your life! Out of the last 8 months, I have spent 4 of them living in the desert, under the stars and cooking over a campfire that was made with two sticks and a bow. I believe in self sufficiency and integrity. Now you know a little about who I am.