I’m back from Fort Worth/Austin where I learned a very important lesson from a very intelligent almost 4-year-old: sometimes you just have to jump.
And, I learned another important lesson from an almost 2 year old: sometimes when things get crazy you just need to get out.
This past week I did both. I escaped the crazy that is Corpus and went to Fort Worth where I have family & friends to love me and help with River so that I could “jump” for a while. Dan does what he can and I admire how hard he works and how little he sleeps, but residency is rough. With him working 80ish hours a week and me trying to raise two crazy dogs and a little human on my own, life has been rough. I have been escaping to Fort Worth for sanity sake and booking sessions so that I could count it as a work trip. I did shoot a wedding on Saturday with my friend Ann, so technically I was traveling for work, but I actually took it easy last week instead of booking sessions all week and it was somewhat…um…awesome. But, after a while a little boring. I was actually excited to get back to the chaotic life that is Corpus. River is starting to get into a nap routine and I am determined to catch up on work this week. I’ve continued to think about photography in terms of what should I do, and I think it is going to continue to be a balancing act. I’m not ready to throw in the towel, but I’m also not ready to book back to back weddings every weekend as I may have been a few years ago. Life changes and right now I am feeling really good about my life. I really do love the craziness. It was overwhelming at first, but as River and I are figuring out our little routine things are becoming more and more normal and I wouldn’t have it any other way. So yes, this means I’m coming out of my cave (so to speak). I’m planning on turning on my work cell phone tomorrow (something that hasn’t been done in over a month, I’m very afraid of how many voicemails I have), finishing editing all of my sessions, responding to new clients and mailing out print orders. New images for you soon! Thanks for stopping by and listening to me ramble!