Saturday, March 28, 2009

Happy 5 year anniversary!

This blog turned five today and I almost didn't notice.

Here's the first entry. I remember writing it thinking, this should really be a better first entry. (I'd already gone through 2 other blogs at that point. Started in 1996 on geocities technically, but that feels a little sad to admit.)

Five years ago I was working as a Ticket Office Assistant Manager at a California university. I sat at a desk in a bungalow that vacillated between extreme high and low temperatures. I answered phones and counted the sales everyday. Jeremy and I had been together for 4 years. I was writing plays then and not thinking about photography at all, as I was just starting to dig myself out of photography school debt. Three months later I would get my first job as a Technical Writer for a software company. A couple of months after that we got Chiana.

And now I'm here... Happy Saturday.


Maya said...

Congrats on 5 years! Woo Hoo!

So, would you recommend photography school?

Christy said...

Thanks, Maya.

I attended Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA, for about 9 months, and no, I generally wouldn't recommend it. I've heard it was better before the corporation bought it, and maybe it's better now after the class action suit, but at the time it was not worth the money. I'm guessing there are better ways to learn photography without spending 100k on tuition. (I dropped out so I did not spend that much.)

Maya said...

I was kind of thinking that. Seems you can learn a lot without attending school, but I've been tossing around the idea if I want to get some kind of "real" job involving photography.

Lily said...

Wow, look how far you've come in 5 years! You have a grown-up job that's killing you and two cats and a Jer. And are out of California. On the whole, not so bad. Congratulations! :)

Christy said...

Lily, that pretty much sums up my life in a nutshell. A mighty big nutshell. :)