Isn't it amazing how life can change so quickly? I remember just a few months ago feeling very content with my life in Wisconsin. My husband and I raised 2 beautiful daughters and were newly empty nesters (hmmmm....this was actually a HUGE life change for me.) We had a cute little farmhouse, 6 dogs, 2 cats, friends and family near by, my beautiful photo studio in a quaint historic downtown...what more could we ask for? I didn't realize how much things could escalate in a very short period of time.
In a matter of just a few months, my husband accepted a new position in his company that was located in Georgia (Georgia?!? Me, a southern girl? I wasn't too sure about that.) My oldest daughter accepted a job across the world in Hong Kong, yes China. YIKES! (We are so proud of her and love her drive and adventurous spirit, but Hong Kong? She absolutely loves it by the way.) My youngest daughter decided that she was going to move back home and relocate to Georgia with us. So we packed up the house and photo studio and headed south.
If you can even picture the scenario: My husband flies down to GA to direct the movers on where to put all of our belongings. (Yeah, that was fun. Ha!) I load the 6 dogs and 2 cats into my Honda Odyssey and head to Indiana to pick up my mom. Get to Indiana, almost lost a dog (She escaped her harness and collar!), added my mom to our crazy van and we were off. Heading down to GA in a mini van loaded with 6 dogs, 2 cats, my mother, and a frazzled me. My mom and I actually made a great traveling team. We tag teamed on getting dogs out and pottied. I fed the animals in the van and administered meds. I am sure we were quite the sight.
Finally made it to GA at about 3 in the morning...super exhausted and just plain worn out! Those months were such a whirl wind yet I was still struggling with thoughts of leaving my home, my family and friends, my studio, my clients? I was essentially starting over. WOW! That was just hard to even comprehend.
I have been working tirelessly everyday preparing my home and my studio. I am happy to say that my home is coming along and my studio will be completed this fall. I am so excited! I had a new logo designed for my Georgia studio and I am also planning some fun on location shoots. I cannot wait to share all the details with you.
I really want to say thank you to everyone for believing in me, for sticking with me, for loving me. I could not do this journey, we call life, without you.
I am going to try to update my blog on a more regular basis. (You know...sometimes life just gets in the way, but I am going to try my best.)
Sending you lots of love from the land of Sunshine, Humidity, and Peaches.