I’ve been asking others this question since the days of preschool. What comes after circle? What comes after snack? What comes after gym (I wasn’t a huge fan of gym)? What comes after my brother’s incredibly boring soccer game? I haven’t always liked the answers but I’ve always been excited for the next chapter in my life. I can remember turning ten and how pumped I was that I could hold up all of my fingers to tell people how old I was. Big deal my friends…biiiiiiig deal. During my pregnancy I didn’t always ask others what came next but I found myself getting all kinds of answers around every corner. (People LOVE to tell pregnant women what to expect when their expecting. Someone even wrote a book.) 😉 And as my maternity leave from Australian Gold was coming to an end that dang question came up again…and I could look to no one but myself for the answer. Could I get on an airplane and leave my new baby for a significant amount of time during his first year? I knew what came next and the answer was no.
As hard as it was to leave a job I’ve loved for a long time, I love my family more and my new job as a mama. Making the call to resign from my job was both emotional and bittersweet. But I did it. I traded my super cute Australian Gold sales training stilettos for a more sensible (and stable) pair of platform wedges to tote my adorable baby around in. What I will miss the most about that job are the friends I made along the way and the Hilton Honor points. Best part (other than being with Leo, duh-town) about turning in my frequent flyer status? Waaaaait for it…..I’m going full time with my photography!! WOOT WOOT!!!
AHHH!!! Do you realize how long I’ve been waiting to say that?!?! I’ve been doing my photography on the side since 2008. I’ve waited and dreamed of this day and I’m almost there. So close I can taste it. I’m still in the planning and re-branding stages so bear with me as I re-group and re-organize. Today is Leo’s first official day with the sitter and I still can’t believe I’m sitting here at my computer blogging…AS MY FREAKING JOB!!!!!! BLAH!!!!!!! I know the day my new site launches I will cry like a little tiny baby. I can promise you a new look, a new feel, a new focus. But the same old, high energy, crazy fun, willing to try anything, go anywhere, while throwing in a high kick, Megan. I can’t wait to get re-aquainted. 😉
Speaking of tiny babies…let’s look at mine!
Yes, I’m working like a speed demon to get caught up on client galleries today, so if you’re reading this thinking “shouldn’t she be working?” Trust me, I am. But remember…I just left BBD with the sitter (who we love and trust – thanks Dre!) for the FIRST TIME! Of course I’m gonna blow up the blog with Leo photos today. Eases my guilt.
Those eyes. He gets those eyes from his handsome daddy. My eyes were almost glued shut until I was practically 7 months old. Now that cutie mouth? Mine. 😉
These two photos were supposed to be a surprise for his Grammy who made his mobile. But I didn’t get them printed in time. So….surprise!!!! He loves, loves, loves that mobile!
Thanks for checking in on us. Big changes around here for everyone. Have I had moments of meltdown mania and questions and doubts? Yes, but they are oh so brief. And as soon as I see Leo’s smile I’m reminded that I’m doing the right thing. I’m excited for what comes next. It’s right. It’s exciting. And when he asks me (someday) what comes after his sister’s boring cheerleading competitions I’ll tell him ice cream and rope swings. Lots and lots of ice cream. Which is hopefully an answer he likes. 😉 xoxox