Wow, wow, wow-ee, wow… it has been awhile. A good, long while.
I have no apology, only a small explanation as to my absence. I was done burnt out, people.
Seriously, I needed a break. From photography. From computers. From boredom. From stress. From life. I needed to unplug for a bit. So that’s what I did. I put the photo business on hiatus and got a regular 9-5 job again. I go to work Monday through Friday and every two weeks, I bring home that steady paycheck from The Man. You know what? It feels good. It’s nice knowing that I’m going to be able to eat that week and grab a beer from time to time and maybe afford to pick up something at the farmer’s market. It’s nice to focus on my own life and nurture my own relationships for a change instead of always thinking in terms of “clients” and hustling for that next job. Things were bleak for awhile after the move and I had to just step back and take a deep breath and….. exhale.
You know what? It turns out that was exactly what I needed. These days, I’m excited to pick up a camera again. I’m slowly getting back into the photography world by freelancing for a local studio, second shooting for friends (old & new), and booking a very, very small number of weddings of my own. After traveling to Yellowstone last month, I’m restless for the next trip, so I can photograph new faces and places to my heart’s content. I’m meeting some amazing people and I’m at a place again where I feel I can empathize and connect with them. I feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and re-inspired. Gosh darn it… I think I’m happy.
As I ease back into the blogging world, I figured I would share a few photos from my low-key, but absolutely-perfect-in-every-way birthday. An awesome spaghetti dinner, a beautiful homemade cake, and someone special to fuss over me for a day… and let it spill over into the weekend. Here’s to another year and a new beginning! xoxoxo