Well, it’s time for a little update since we’ve been in Vancouver for almost two weeks now. We arrived on September 24th (well, I did, my husband the next day) and spent the week unpacking, trying to figure out where all of our stuff would fit into a small, awkward basement suite. We’ve had some success but a week just wasn’t long enough to organize as much as we would have liked so now things are just sort of lying about until I find time to deal with it. I started my new position as a Water Technician with the Ministry of Environment this week and so far am really enjoying it. The change is really welcome ~ the only drawback however, is my 1 hour, one way commute on transit each day. I take a bus, a skytain and another bus ~ I love the morning direction but could definitely do without the end of the day one. Either way, it’s entertaining at times but seriously draining by the end of the day. I’m still trying to figure out what schedule works the best for me so I don’t get home too late and can still see my family. We have a lot of routine to iron out ~ it’s really challenging moving with a toddler whose needs keep changing because of growth. And teething molars right now. Aside from all this change, my husband and I have been getting 5-6 hours of sleep a night the past 5 nights because of those crappy molars. I am really looking forward to all those teeth coming in! Needless to say, I am quite exhausted.
There are lots of things going on behind the scenes with Simply Rose these days. I am wrapping up editing some of my last summer weddings and am preparing for the last one of the season next weekend. It’s a surprise and will be ah-may-zing! Just you wait and see…..I will actually be out of the office for one week starting Monday and I may be able to respond to emails while I am away. In the event however, that I am not, I will reply as soon as I get back.
I have also started my 365 photo challenge called SIMPLY ROSE ONE. Today is day 6 and already it’s so hard! I am determined to stick it out though. Winter is coming and things will be slowing down which will give me some time to prepare posts and take lots of pictures.
Also, I will be trying to slow down a bit next year and focusing more on weddings and lifestyle portraiture for couples only. Even though I really, really love photographing families, I feel like I need to be wiser with my time and that means spending more of it with my family. This break won’t be forever and I still may take a request or two depending on the timing of it but I feel like honing it in will help focus me all around. And goodness knows that I need a little bit of that amidst all this chaos right now. So that being said, if you are getting married or know someone who is, send me a note and we can talk about your wedding day. I’d love to hear about all your plans about your dress, the flowers, the shoes, the food, your creative details…all of it!
Have a good night, Interwebs!