|I've written this post 100 times in my head but have no idea how to start it. Writing about it here makes it real...that, and the "For Sale" sign in our yard. My little family is going to be embarking on an adventure - one that I didn't see coming pre-Greta's birth, but one that I know whole-heartedly is the right thing for our family.
We're moving to Seattle.
There, I said it...(and here come the butterflies)
I'm so excited. I can't wait to shop for fresh salmon at Pike's Place Market; to camp in the mountains with my family; to see the look on the kid's faces when we feed the seagulls from a pier; to run on the beach & find seashells with Alex & Greta, to smell that fresh mountain air that makes you want to breathe in as much as your lungs can hold; to take in sights that leave you in wonder...I love Washington. I was born there and although my parents moved us to MN when I was very young, the area has always held a special place in my heart. It will be so good to be back.
With all of this to look forward to, of course I'm incredibly sad to leave Minnesota. Everything that I know is here - mainly my dear family & friends. The thought of leaving them, well, it will probably be one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. I know we'll be back frequently though and I have high hopes that we'll have visitors in Seattle. As it turns out, it only takes just over 3 hours to fly 1,700 miles - piece of cake! :)
As for my photography, I'll be flying back to shoot the weddings I have booked of course. In Washington, I hope to take some time to get back to photographing nature - something I have put on the back-burner simply because I have lacked time. Being in nature with my camera lights me on fire and I can't wait to feel that way again. As for weddings and family shoots - stay tuned. I plan on settling into West coast life with my family first and taking it from there. :)
And because it just doesn't seem right to not include a photo, here's one I took at the market in Seattle a few years ago. :)