Andria Lindquist is a previous client of mine and talented photographer based in Seattle. She’s full of spunk and has a keen eye for creating beautifully consistent imagery. Her cohesive style is very apparent, as you’ll soon see. For this creative diary entry, she was to focus on one single work day and answer a few simple questions about the good, the bad, and the inspiring. This is what happened, truthfully.
WHAT IS THE FIRST THING THAT YOU DID THIS MORNING : Read emails in my bed. Let my sister into my apartment. Made coffee. Answered emails. Went to Bar Method.
DESCRIBE ONE CHALLENGE THAT YOU FACED : When you have a long list of get after it’s … it can be hard to accomplish anything of substance because it’s really easy to bounce around. I only do this when I have a ton to do, which is now. I bounce here, do 3 emails. Go there, organize images to send to a client. Get ready for a shoot, go back there. Do this and little of that. Really, I get far less work done as opposed to sticking to ONE task, completing, and moving on. My challenge today is to actually accomplish things instead of bouncing between to-do’s.
DESCRIBE ONE ACCOMPLISHMENT YOU ACHIEVED : I’m writing this! I didn’t give up when I wanted to in Bar. I pushed myself because of a great instructor. I managed to eat a real meal prior to heading out for a shoot. And I showered!
DESCRIBE ONE THING YOU LEARNED : I need to do the things I don’t want to do, FIRST. Then go on to the others. I just need to.
WHAT IS THE LAST THING YOU DID FOR WORK : Just plain ol’ email. Nothing fancy about it. A necessity, but not one you always want to keep up on. I aim to do “email days” which also include booking travel, writing, and sending invoices. And then I have “edit days” where I ignore everything and just edit images.
AND JUST FOR FUN, DID YOU EAT ANYTHING TASTY : YES. I’m into Naan bread at the moment. It’s oven-baked flatbread, common in Asia. It’s delicious. I put it in the oven for a few minutes and then just break it and eat it with hummus ( spinach-artichoke, today ). It’s filling and lovely.