The past couple weeks have been a little crazy...well...more like a lot crazy.
As life got back to some semblance of normal as things “opened”, I started to work again. Navigating how to run my business despite all the concerns of Covid was a bit of a hurdle but I figured it out. And as most, I started revisiting the dentist, the doctor, and everything that had been put off for months.
At one of those appointments I learned I would most likely have to have surgery again, for a long battled issue I’ve dealt with for the past ten years. I had gone through this surgery not even two years ago. I was so frustrated, but was starting to look at my schedule to plan ahead for another month off at some point in the future to take care of it. As that week went on, I very unexpectedly got worse and worse and headed back to the doctor where I would be told I had to have surgery the following week.
I had literally JUST in the car got done planning an extended family session where people were flying in from New York. Another gal who I have practically photographed every life moment for since her wedding had me on standby so I could hopefully be there to capture her bringing her baby home from the hospital, and she was due next week! I had JUST mulled over various shirt colors that matched with camo for an upcoming session with a SO excited mama, and one of my very special little clients was about to turn 4.5! While this wasn’t totally the end of the world, it’s my world, and it’s the world of moms and families who want to capture very specific moments in time. And as a people pleaser, I wanted to throw up.
What I’ve learned through all this happening in this way, is that so many people who frequent my services are the kindest, most loyal and understanding friends. As I feverishly reached out to everyone I would have to reschedule, everyone was willing to put off their moments and wait for me to be back to 100%. Unless it was a case with people only being in town for certain days, not one person accepted a referral for another photographer.
Life works in weird ways, and while these past couple weeks have been frustrating, emotional, and downright hard, I have felt so loved from my family, my friends, my clients. I never once felt alone, or felt like I let anyone down.
Positive news came from the doctor yesterday, and while I’m still stuck on the couch for a few more days, I see the end of this in sight, and am grateful for the way it worked out. In hindsight, this ended up being the perfect time. THANK YOU to everyone who so graciously understood that life happens, and knows that this isn’t just a job for me. It’s my world, and I can’t wait to be back!