|*Time consuming tasks? I'd rather be in Saugatuck, Michigan.|
There's a reason I don't get new photos very often. Well, there are several reasons, but the main one? It's time-consuming. Should be easy, right? Make an appointment, show up, let the photographer do her thing, and I'm done.
No, no, no.
I make this seemingly simple task difficult. *sigh*
Let's see why:
- I felt awkward in a studio, and the control freak in me wanted to be able to use more than the three photographs they allowed. So I could either shell out big bucks for a professional who would take pictures outdoors, or I could enlist the help of local friends who own good cameras. I opted to ask a friend. (It took me about a week to decide this.)
- Call said friend and set up a time and place to take the pictures. (15-20 minutes)
- Get my raggedy hair trimmed and highlighted. (2 hours)
- Purchase new foundation that matches my summer skin tone. (20 minutes)
- Buy a small thank-you gift and write a thank-you note to the photographer. (30 minutes)
- Pluck my wayward eyebrows. (15 minutes)
- Decide on outfits. I want these pictures to last, so I'm wearing summer appropriate and winter appropriate clothes. My clothes depressed me. Add shopping for a new shirt to my list. (2 hours)
- Do a test run on hair and makeup. (1 hour)
- Have the pictures taken! (2-3 hours)
- After the shoot, go through all the pictures. Resize and edit for various social media sites. (2-3 hours)
- Replace profile pictures on all social media sites. (1-2 hours)
What looks like a 2-3 hour task, actually works out to a full year of my life. Okay, not quite a full year! But all those details add up to 10-15 hours.
I remind myself it's worth it. I love having clear, pretty pictures on my sites, and having this done ensures just that. Hopefully, I can wait many more years before doing it again!
What have you put off because it will involve hours of time-consuming details?
Have a fabulous Wednesday!!