Thursday, December 3, 2009

the Tiffany Zajas Photography website has launched!

I am so happy to announce that the new Tiffany Zajas Photography website has officially launched! This project has been a few months in the making...and now that it is complete, my heart is dancing with joy. I have been dying to show this to you guys, and now I finally can!

My wonderful, amazing, super-talented web developer husband made this website for me...and I couldn't be happier with it! He is the bomb dot com.
So...go check it out:

Even though I've been in business for several months, it really feels official now since my site has launched. Thanks to all of you: God, my family, friends, mentors, clients, and blog-readers for all of your support during these beginning stages of my business. I really couldn't do this without you. Your comments, encouraging words, and smiles have meant the world to me. THANK YOU! :)

While we're here talking business, I should also let you know that:

I now have a Facebook Page. At first I felt really weird setting one up, because I thought it was awkward to ask people to be my "fans"...but Jonathan convinced me that "this is what small business owners do" and that you guys won't think I'm full of myself for setting one up. haha. :) So, if you're interested, you can go on over and become a fan of Tiffany Zajas Photography.

And, if that isn't enough, you can also follow me on Twitter.

Thanks again for all of your love and support! You guys rock. :)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

new blog with the husband!

Hello, my dear friends in the bloggy world. I know that I have abandoned you for quite some time, leaving you with no update for over seven months. So, I come here to apologize...and to try to make it up to you by announcing that husband and I have created our very own blog together!

On this blog, you will find various accounts of the adventure of our lives. If you are interested in observing some of our crazy antics...please feel free to visit often and say hello while you're at it (a.k.a. comment, if you wish.)

Since I will be blogging with husband over there, I probably won't update this very often (ha! like I was sorry.)

So, please do join us.


Tuesday, May 6, 2008

We Found a House!

Jonathan and I have been looking for new apartments or houses to rent...someplace that would let us get a puppy and would give us a little more room than what we have now. And yesterday we came across the add for a beautiful white stucco house nestled behind our town's historic district. We were given the grand tour of it, and found out that they would allow us to get a little dachshund puppy.

We spent the night praying and thinking about it, and decided that we're going to take it! It's right in our price range, and really is perfect for us. We're signing the lease and moving in on Saturday!

Yay! :)

Monday, May 5, 2008

A Lot Has Happened

To say that it has been a while since I last updated is an understatement. The longer I waited to update, the less likely I became to do so. So, here I am today admitting to the fact that it has been way too long since I last blogged. And now I am going to change that.

A lot has happened since the last time I've written here.

  • I returned from Guatemala, which was the most amazing trip I have ever been on. It was life changing, and definitely changed my perspective on so many things in life. I would love to someday go back.
  • I was sick for a few months (I believe it was due to my Guatemala trip...parasite, or something like that...) but the doctor's were never able to figure it out for sure. I have been feeling well for the past week and a half, and I am believing that it will remain that way.
  • I quit my old job (which was a huge relief of stress), and now have a new one. It was the best decision I could have made for the situation.
  • I performed in our senior project, "Approaching Lavendar". Performing with my best friends in our final production at college was an amazing experience.
  • I graduated from college with highest honors! This happened on Saturday, just a couple of days ago. The feeling is still so surreal. I cannot believe that my time at Lee has come to an end. It has definitely been bittersweet. Thanks to all of my family and friends who came to celebrate with me. It meant so much to me that you were there.
Now, I am enjoying the freedom from school, preparing to work full-time, and looking forward to what God has in store for my life. There are a few things in the near future that I am looking forward to:

  • Buying a new camera with my graduation money. Delving more into the world of photography has always been a desire of mine. I just haven't really had a chance to do so because I've been so involved in other things, such as Theatre. And...I've never had a nice enough camera. Well, that's going to change soon.
  • Husby and I are currently looking to rent a house. I love our apartment, but we would love to move into a place that will allow us to get a puppy and would give us a little more space than what we have now.
  • As soon as we move into a place that will allow us to get a puppy...we're planning on getting a little Dachshund. We have gotten to the point in our marriage when people are telling us we should have kids (though we've only been married for nine months). Well, we're not ready to have kids yet...but we're ready to get a puppy. And I am very much looking forward to this.
  • My new job. I absolutely love my new job. It's better pay, better hours, and a better work environment. I can definitely see that this was all orchestrated by God, and I am very thankful for it.
I am very much looking forward to what God has in store for husby and I. The next year will definitely be a time of us seeking God's purpose for our lives and where he wants us to go. I believe that God is going to strengthen this desire I have for ministry and theatre, and the combination of both.

Although a chapter of my life has come to an end, a chapter I would like to title simply enough, "Tiffany Zajas: the college years"...I know that this is only the turn of a page. There is so much more to look forward to in life, and I believe the excitement has just begun. This book called Life is a mysterious one, for the only person who knows what the next page holds is our Father God. When reading a good book I am often tempted to flip to the end to see what the final outcome is. With this book, however, I couldn't do that even if I wanted to. So, I might as well curl up with a warm blanket and a cup of hot chocolate, and enjoy Life for what it is. One page at a time.

"Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it." -Greg Anderson

Friday, February 29, 2008

Leaving On a Jet Plane

So, third time's the charm, right? I say this because (in case you haven't noticed already), this is my third post of the day. I know, I know, a little over zealous...but I'm going to be out of the country for 9 days, so I felt like I have to make up for it by posting lots now.

And writing the occasional blog post has also given me well deserved breaks from the copious amount of packing I've been doing. Oh, and just an update on the suitcase suitcase weighs 20 lbs. That's 29 lbs less than the maximum limit. So, ladies and gents, I believe that I have overcome this packing dilemma.

Now, I am hopefully wind down enough (I'm pretty wired right now!) to perhaps get one or two hours of sleep before getting on the bus at 4am.

So, this is it. You won't be hearing from me in over a week from now. But feel free to leave comments in the meantime.

Please keep husby and I (and the rest of our team) in your thoughts and prayers during this next week. Pray for safe travels, health, and most importantly that God will use us greatly. I am so excited about this wonderful opportunity...and I just can't wait to tell you all about it when we return! :)

Packing Dilemma

The problem with packing is that you don't want to pack too much, and you definitely don't want to pack too little.

I am definitely dealing with this problem right now. I can pack light, don't get me wrong...I have done it before, and I can do it again. But this time...things are a little different. Normally when I go on a trip, I know that wherever I go there will be a Wal-Mart down the road in case I need anything. I don't think that backup plan is going to work this time, because as far as I know...there isn't a Wal-Mart down the road from the mountain we're staying on in Zacapa, Guatemala.

We have been given a packing list that seems longer than the U.S. Constitution, yet expected to keep our suitcase under 49 lbs.


Lots of things to keep in consideration.

Despite the fact that I am going through this major packing dilemma, I can't help but smile to think that I will be in Guatemala tomorrow. It all seems very surreal. I have heard that this trip is going to be a life changing experience, and I am fully expecting it to be just that.

Now, I am off to master the skill of packing!

Serious Haircut

As you can see by this picture, I am a very serious person. Okay, that may or may not be true...but I did, however, get a very serious haircut. Yesterday I said, "It is time for a change!" So, I marched right over to the hairdresser and told them to cut my hair...lots of it. As a result of that decision, I lost about six inches of my hair (maybe more, who knows.)

At first, I have to admit, I was rather nervous as that lady was chopping away. But when I got home and husby told me that he loved it, and I had a chance to style it myself, I decided that I did too!

So, there you go case you were just dying to know...I got my hair cut yesterday.