Last year, we went on a family trip to NYC with my family. This was Branden’s first time to the city and honestly, he wasn’t that excited. He’s not really a big city guy and hates shoulder to shoulder crowds. But as we returned home from that trip, Branden was already making plans for how we could live there one day! This magical city stole both our hearts so we knew we had to get back there ASAP!
One year ago this week, I made one of the biggest and scariest decisions of my life. I took a leap of faith in myself and in my future. I chose quality over quantity, family over security, passion over boredom. One year ago I left my safe well-paying corporate career to pursue my wedding photography business full time.
To say that I was pretty excited about the first Audrey Rose Workshop last week would be an understatement. I would say that I had every emotion in the book leading up to last week. Excited, anxious, nervous- you name it! This workshop was a labor of love where I put everything I had into creating an experience for these attendees that would teach them everything single thing I have learned about this business. I wasn’t holding anything back!
We’ve all been there. People in all walks of life will experience this at least once, but likely more than once. The ugly comparison monster. The thing that allows us to feel like failures or inadequate simply because of the success of people around us. No matter how successful you are, you still feel like it’s not enough. For me, this feeling was at it’s peak just recently.
Last week Branden and I got out of dodge for a quick, but much needed little winter Caribbean getaway! Branden only gets 3 weeks off a year and they are pre-assigned at the beginning of the year. So when we saw that he a week off in the dead of winter, we decided we didn’t just wanted sit on our frozen butts at home and that we needed to go somewhere warm. So we booked a little 4-night cruise to the Caribbean!
One year ago today, we got the long awaited email from our breeder that our new puppy had finally come into the world! Today is our sweet Charlotte’s first birthday!! Yes, we are those people that celebrates our dogs birthdays! They are pretty much our children, no shame in admitting it!