The Big D, and I DO mean Dallas
WHAT. I'm such a goober and forgot to update y'all on a pretty big change we made here recently. I'm now a Dallasite! A Dallasonian? What's the word, nothing sounds right.
Anyway, Aaron, myself, and Francy are here for a little while on our first travel nursing assignment. This summer, we put our house on the market "just to see" if it would sell, and about 2 weeks later we were accepting an offer. It was INSANE. Just like me though, all or nothing. Ha. Anyway.... our plan was to just find another house, maybe with some space, and get me a goat, but somewhere in there, Aaron had a conversation with another nurse at work and she filled him in on this travel thing. We had heard of it before, but it kinda went in one ear and out the other. But now, all of a sudden, it was like YES. Let's do it. Sign ne up. Leggo.
We researched all that we could, reached out to recruiters, started telling family and friends what we were thinking, etc. We did this for months, in preparation for our January move. When it was time, we started seriously looking at travel positions, and that was.... interesting. We really wanted to go to Dallas first for an easy transition, but mostly to be by some family for a while. It was a roller coaster, to say the least, trying to secure a position here in DFW. But thank God, something became available just in the nick of time. Our trip up here for Christmas became an apartment-hunting mission. I'm a researching fool (when I'm excited about something. No other time haha), so we hit the ground running and had secured a place in record time, ha! Christmas came and went, it was great. The New Year came and went, obviously a blast. And then it was time to pack up and hit the road. That brings us to now! We are settling in comfortably and already making the most of our new town! We haven't wasted ANY time hanging out with the fam, being part of their daily life, or exploring our town. I must say, I love it already.
You may be wondering why we would do this? Well, why not? We don't have kids yet, we no longer had a house tying us down, we thought now would probably be the easiest it would ever be to try something like this. So let's give it a shot. We keep reminding ourselves that if we hate it, we can go back at any time.
You may also be wondering what this means for your photos?!?! Well, I feel selfish. Selfish that I just "up and left" my business that has grown so much in the past years. Selfish that I won't be around every time someone needs a session. Selfish about it all, really. And I'm sorry. I HATE to disappoint, and know that I have. Buuuuut, in the grand scheme of things, I just couldn't pass up an opportunity like this. I will still come for visits and schedule sessions while I am there. I will also be working on a list of photogs to assist you while I am gone. I am fully aware that this may cost me some clients. It's really the ONE downside I've come across. I understand, you need what you need. I just hope you all know that I've loved working with you and as soon as I'm back, we can get back to shootin'! In the meantime, send any inquiries through the site as usual, and I will do my best to accommodate you while I am visiting!!! Also, if you know of anyone in the DFW area, feel free to pass along my info!
I told so many of you of these plans during our sessions this season, and literally, every single person responded with such encouragement and excitement. "You shoooould!!" "DO. IT." I cannot thank you enough for the support (hold on let me go cry for a sec). Y'all are THE BEST.
Lastly, I don't know where/when/if we will be going somewhere after Dallas, but I'd love for you to follow along on this blog. I may post about the things we find and stuuuuff, or I may feel silly and crawl in a hole and not post a thing haha. Only time will tell :)
p.s. I only write this as a mass update for my loyal clients, it's just easier this way! I feel like it's ALL I've talked about lately, so I do apologize haha