At this very moment I have 100 things to do, but I need just a moment to post a personal blog. To make it short and sweet I’ll go with the 5 things format because that’ll give me the moment I need without this taking up too much of my time and so…
1. Large Storms, Circling and New Orleans
We were in Philadelphia last week visiting my in-laws and a ton of my husbands family and friends. Most had never met Issa but it was a fun time that was filled with lots of food and family and Amish. Yes Amish. But that’s for a later date.
On the flight home, we start to descend and then the pilot announces that we’re going to circle Houston a while because winds are at 75 miles per hour on the ground. So we circle, and circle and about 45 minutes to an hour later the pilot lets us know that we’ll be making a quick detour to New Orleans because the winds are still too high and we’re running out of fuel. So our 3 hour flight turned into a 6 hour flight with a brief and unexpected stop in NOLA.
2. I’m Waiting and It’s Hot
Our A/C is out. It’s hot. We’re big time DIYers, but for some things you have to call in the professionals. I’m currently waiting for the A/C guy to come save us from the heat. Yes it’s still 90 degrees in Houston in October. But don’t feel sorry for us, it’ll be 65 when it’s freezing and snowy up north. In the mean time, it’s hot. The bright side is this didn’t happen in August when it’s really hot. I’m choosing to focus on that and not the heat, or the cost to fix it, or that my daughter may wake up when the A/C guy starts poking around in the attic. It could be hotter. It could be hotter.
3. It’s Busy Season Again
Somehow I’m never fully prepared to fall busy season. I need to put a yearly reminder in my calendar to start psyching myself up for the madness that is about to ensue. Even though it’s busy and I have no downtime I still love it because I’m creating and doing and it’s awesome and amazing images come out of this time. It also helps me look forward to the holidays because by the time Thanksgiving rolls around things will calm down to a steady pace and I’ll get to enjoy family time and pumpkin pie and tree decorating and those sorts of things.
4. Things In My Head
Sometimes I have something in my head, a vision for a photo or shoot or something and I just have to get it out. It gnaws at me. It pesters. It makes me lay awake at night. Sometimes I sketch it out, and that helps, it gets it out of my brain and onto paper to be utilized at a later date. But this one was super sticky and I needed to do the shoot. So I found a model, my beautiful mom friend Gyna, and I sewed a gown (yes sewed) because that’s easier that hunting around for what was in my head and we went to a location and I shot. I have so much more to share about this session, and many more images, but for the time being, here’s a favorite…
My brain is feeling much less full now.
5. 30 Is Coming
In eight months I turn 30. It sort of hit me the other day. It has not yet sunk in, but I’m really thinking about the future, and what that looks like for us and where we want to be. I hear that’s what you’re supposed to do when you’re 30, from a psychology standpoint it’s just want people go through. I’m also thinking about the party, because 30 is really big and I want to do something big, but I have no idea what that something is. Party and everything aside, more than anything I want to own it, I want to own being 30, but in the mean time I’m going to really enjoy the last few months of my 20s.