This summer is different for me for so many reasons than any other summer of my life. I'm not sure I can quite put it into words, but I've been soaking it in. So much about my life has changed in the last 2 years that at times, quite honestly, it's made me uncomfortable. What I can tell you is that I'm standing on my own two feet. Growing and luckily blooming in this new soil I've been planted in. I've made some incredible new friends in the last month- 2 that I feel like I've known for years. Good friends are like my sunshine. I love them and have always felt they are vital for my own growth.

I've spent the last month completely swamped with work! If you can imagine, that coffee and kitty scene above is what my "office" looks like most mornings. My favorite little creature competing for space in front of my computer with me while I'm editing photos, with her winning every time. My work has taken me outside smelling flowers, location scouting on farms, sketching wildlife, hanging an art show, listening to my clients love stories, and doing lots of photos shoots! Here's my favorite session this month. To say I've been busy is an understatement.  To say I was happy- well that would just be the truth. 

Using the word "artist" as a descriptive term for myself has had me doubtful and full of mixed feelings for a long time. as you may have been able to guess if you've been a long-time reader of this space. Lots of soul searching with a paint brush in one hand and a shiny Masters degree in the other while paying student loans along the way. I'm sure you can see where doubt has crept in at some point or another. 

I'm still growing and learning and blooming. I'd encourage you today that if you are in a transition, a big change, or just feel plain stuck. Don't give up. There are three responses God has for us when we find ourselves asking big questions…



I have something better.