Have you noticed it's been pretty quiet around here lately?! In truth I've been actively chasing slow this year and doing a whole lot of living away from the desk and social media. 2020 has for sure given us the opportunity to pause and take stock of the lives we are living! This year I've created some kick-ass content, cried for our wedding couples and let go of many things in our business and in my day to day life that were no longer serving me. There has been big feelings of anxiousness, unease, discontent and also happiness, gratitude and peace.
I was just starting to feel like I was coming out the other side of some big energy shifts, when life decided to send some more challenges our way. Recently I have had a huge health scare which has been stressful and emotional. After a heap of tests and scans, last week I got a clear diagnosis and while the results aren't ideal, I can now get a treatment plan in place and it is all very manageable. In fact now that we know what it is, we can work to get it under control and I can be healthier because of it. But it never just rains, it pours right?! In the midst of my tests we found out our Henry dog has a tumour in his lung and that our time with him might be so much shorter than we'd hoped for. We have been completely blindsided by this news and haven't even fully processed it yet. Although I'm sure most people already know, Henry is our furbaby - he's been with us for 12 years and he's such a massive part of our family.
So yeah, I've really stepped away from social media recently. My life hasn't been a beautiful highlights reel to share and what with everything else going on in the world lately, I'm happier not scrolling my newsfeed! Also I've been doing a whole lot of living in the moment and I haven't felt the urge to share as much. But I wanted to share this update with you because we all go through stuff. Life isn't easy for anyone. My instagram feed might look polished & fun-filled but we've sure had our fair share of shitty days too. I've done my absolute best to try make sure it hasn't affected how I'm turning up for my portrait clients and wedding couples. But if you've seen me in the street and I didn't see you waving, if your email has gone unanswered for a few days, if I wasn't very conversational when we last spoke - please know that I am sorry. I've been dealing with an internal shit storm.
Life has certainly reminded us these last few weeks that every day is an absolute gift. Forget about whether a moment is 'share worthy' and just be in the dang moment. If you're not happy with something in your life, change it. Remember that your health is precious. Do the things you dream of. Love unconditionally. Live with reckless abandon.xx