Alright y'all, welcome back. Oh wait, it has just been ME who has MIA. AAAAHH!!! The last post I wrote about moving was back in June, the day before we found out the very exciting news that we GOT THE HOUSE! Many of you keep up with me via Instagram and Facebook, but for those who may not, yup; we finally had an offer accepted and will be moving to our brand new home July 28!
But the new house isn't the only thing that's going to be a change, we have SO MANY things in this current season. Honestly I'm really hoping that I can just keep trucking and go with the flow. I've never been someone who panics over change, but at the same time, I do love consistency. Photography speaking, change means inspiration and often new lines of work--aka things that really excite me. The same goes for blogging, when I have new things on the horizon and different partnerships and collaborations, that's always super exciting! But it all kind of dawned on me late last night:
We are moving to a brand new house, in a brand new part of town, Reese will be going to preschool which neither child has ever done, Pierson starts kindergarten, and I will be in a brand new position working with brand new co-workers.
Oh hey, month of CHANGE!
I'll clarify a couple things--I'm not switching school locations, but I am switching floors which in any teacher's case, is kinda a big deal. That means people I'm not familiar working with, new types of students, and in this event, brand new grades. I work in a children's psychiatric hospital, and instead of having the inpatient kids, I'll be working with students who are part of the day program. For the past six years I have had a 3-5th grade classroom, now I will have half of the day with kindergarten and first graders, and the second half with 3-5th. While this is a HUGE change for me, I am also excited for it. I'll get a shift in the middle of the day and I'lll be teaching mostly Language Arts to the older kids which is my FAVORITE subject EVER.
None of these changes are bad, honest to God. I'm excited to be in a better part of town, excited to be a short run away from a horse farm, and I'm excited to watch BOTH of our kids grow and learn in their schools. The house we are going to is B E A U T I F U L and while it may not be our DREAM home and where we will plant roots forever, it is absolutely wonderful. I am excited for the next pages of our story to be written there and I'm excited to be able to document it here in this space with you all.
I also have some really exciting upcoming brand collaborations that I am pumped to fill y'all in on a little later. I'm discovering my passions within photography and learning a lot about myself through that. While I set out thinking that I would have to shoot weddings in order to 'make money,' I don't think that's necessarily the case, at least for me. I'm working with some big brands and shooting more interiors and spaces than I ever have and I am LOVING it!! Please give me all the beautifully designed houses and spaces and I will photograph them all day looooong. Working with interior designers, commercial spaces, etc.; guys! It's so FUN!
Alright, I'd love to keep chatting your ear (eyes??) off, but I need to continue packing and de-cluttering my life. What season are YOU currently in? Is it a season of rest? Are YOU moving? Switching jobs? Quitting jobs? Shifting your focus? Having a baby? Fill me IN! Leave a comment below, I always love hearing YOUR updates too!
Happy changing everyone! Stay tuned and if you know me personally, please bear with me in this current insanely busy chapter.