I wasn’t sure when/if I was going to share what’s been going on this year. Why my blog has taken a backseat, why I’ve been so quiet. I’m not one for a lot of personal posts anyway, but since this is officially affecting my business now, it’s time to address the elephant in the room… er, elephants as it were. If you follow me on Instagram you already know, but John and I are expecting identical twin girls this fall!
Needless to say, twins were a HUGE and completely unexpected surprise. We thought we were only having one baby, as Baby A was apparently hiding at my first doctor’s appointment, so it wasn’t until the second appointment when they found her, and the shock is only now starting to wear off. (I assume this child will be a pro at hide and seek.)
This year has been one of those years when you realize the idea that you have any kind of real control over your life is just sort of an illusion. All my careful planning for my life and business this year went flying out the window as soon as my doctor said the words, “Oh, look at that – a second heartbeat! It’s twins!” I have had to just completely let go and see where things take me this year.
Unfortunately I spent the first four months of this pregnancy incredibly sick, but I am finally starting to feel better now. The idea of keeping up with my blogging in any real way was a bit laughable, let alone working on any of my personal projects, so I actually have a lot of awesome stuff to share in the next few months now that I’m feeling better – some amazing weddings, a bunch of boudoir sessions I shot as a personal project, a ton of film work, as well as my experience at the FIND Montauk workshop in May.
I will also not be able to take on any additional weddings/clients this year, and will be on leave from work until at least June 2015. I am hoping to occasionally check in on the blog during my leave, but I know my world is about to be turned upside down, so we’ll see if that actually happens. Mostly I want to take a step back from this business for a little while, which has been my full-time focus for the last six years, and just enjoy this new wild, uncontrollable adventure John and I are about to embark on. (An adventure that is currently kicking me so hard I can see my stomach vibrating on the outside. I think they know I’m talking about them.)