I'm laying it all out there. And I'm a little scared to admit it but -- I've had a hard time getting my groove back since I got back from our Colorado trip. I usually come back from a trip pumped up with adrenaline, with an overly ambitious list of goals and plans, and then I tackle the shit out of life. That's about my standard. But somehow, this most recent trip was different. I didn't hit the ground running - in fact, everything feels like it takes about 10 times the effort that it usually does. And where do I turn when I feel like that? I make lists! Lists of appointments and babysitting gigs over the next few weeks, lists of sessions to finish up editing, lists of upcoming blog posts, lists of marketing materials to make, lists of photographers to contact (Hey Savannah, GA, I'm coming to you! Get ready!), lists of personal projects, etc. And then I sat there, stared at the lists, and made pathetic attempts to chip away at them. To little avail.
I don't know what's going on, but I'm not going to give up until I figure it out. Meanwhile, I hope you'll forgive my temporary silence on this blog. I've got a lot of stuff going on under the surface right now, and it seems like the blog is the first place I need to push aside for a minute while I tackle the rest of it. I'm refusing to let myself feel guilty (or at least I'm doing my best) about having to prioritize. So there. Take that, guilt!
I would be remiss if I didn't mention this guy, my business partner, my husband, my assistant, my second shooter, my biggest cheerleader. He pushes me forward, encourages me, fights for my goals and dreams when I just don't have the energy to do so. We celebrated our first wedding anniversary on Monday, and I have to say, this has been the best year yet. Here's to many more!