New Year, New beginnings

Here we are. I can hardly believe it’s 2019. January has basically come and gone, and time keeps on ticking away. I left my full time job this December 21, 2018 and although it’s one of the scariest decisions I’ve ever made, it’s also incredibly freeing.

2018 brought a lot of tears, a lot of confusion, but it also brought a lot of freedom and acceptance. In a very painful battle with depression the summer of 2017, I found healing in a brand new light. Don’t get me wrong though, it was one of the most lost times of my life. Not to mention feeling completely out of control. Having gone through a health journey like I did, I wouldn’t change it in any way. It taught me so much about strength. In a nut shell, I suffered severe adrenal fatigue and hormonal imbalances, which in turn led to depression, brain fog, short term memory loss and much more. To hear your doctor wanting to take away everything that comforted you in the past, I felt completely hopeless. (Running, baths, COFFEE! To name a few…)

Thankfully a year an a half after the first diagnosis I made some phenominally large changes that led to healing. The biggest lesson being, I realized that no matter how good you eat, exercise and take care of yourself, if you are constantly stressed, you won’t heal.

Fast forward 2 years, and I’m happier, healthier and more alive than I’ve ever been. Have there been set backs, difficulties, heartaches, challenges, hurdles? Absolutely. But they’ve given me a backbone I never knew existed.

My three children are my life. I knew I needed to take a step back and focus on a job that I loved, that gave me flexibility to be available when they needed me. I’m grateful, humbled and thankful every day that I get to wake up, grab my coffee, drop the kiddos at school, and then focus on a part of my life that I’ve forgotten for quite some time. Not to mention I get to serve the community with photography! So thanks to all of you for believing in me. All who’ve been by my side telling me you know I can do it. I’m ready 2019, let’s do this!

I’m so ready to meet all the 2019 bride and grooms! I LOVE celebrating love, union and the happiest day of your lives. (Not to mention, I love wedding cake, OK? It’s just “icing on the cake”) hehe.