Monday, January 16, 2017

And Then It Was 2017

My last post on this blog was uploaded on July 8, 2016 and I have done little more on our other site Untroubled Mind

Today, January 16, 2017, I intend to change that.  First, with this post, which is a combination "catch-up" and "We Are Here" statement, then with a follow up to this post which I will mention again in the last paragraph.  Finally, I will post a new blog on Untroubled Mind.

Now, for the "catch up" and "we are here."  Christina and I, along with our partner, Adrienne Wall, own and operate United Portrait Studios.  If you'd like to know a bit more about us, here's a link to the About Us Page.

There are two major seasons in the childcare photography business: Spring and Fall/Christmas.  Ten years ago, when we began, there was a lot  of downtime between the two, primarily because our customer base was small.  That is no longer the case.

Today, one of our most difficult tasks is scheduling and the time between seasons is barely enough for getting ready for the next rush.  Today's business model would have us add photographers, sales and administrative personnel.  However, we didn't build our business by following today's business model model.  We built our business by following our simple statement of purpose - Everything matters, and we choose to continue operating in that old-fashioned way.

In addition to the time we spend working for United Portrait Studios, Adrienne also owns a private photography business, Adrienne Wall Photography, and Christina and I are novelists and bloggers.

If that isn't enough to keep us occupied, the three of us are fitness addicts, and we are always looking for ways to improve.  Last month, Christina chanced on a video that started us down the Paleo lifestyle path and, in less than four weeks, we've changed almost everything we thought we knew and practiced about fitness and diet.

That change will be the subject of my next post, Forward, From The Past.  The good news is, you won't have to wait months to read it - I PROMISE.  I'll post it within the next 24 hours.

Bert Carson
Huntsville, Alabama
Monday, January 16, 2016