Long time no chat! I’ve been waiting forever to post about this, but I’m super excited to share my new website with you. I know it’s taken me a while, and I’ll talk about why later. I’m in love with the new design, and I hope you like it too!!
After battling with my previous website host, I decided to finally switch to ShowIt. While it’s more expensive, it’s more user friendly than any other platform I’ve used before (and I’ve used a few). A few months ago, I switched over and started playing with designing. After feeling like I finally knew how to work the system, I purchased a template that I am in love with from Third Story Apartment. I could not be happier with how everything turned out!!!
So… now your wondering why it took me so long to write this blog? Well, it’s because I lost a lot of my old blogs when I switched over. This halted a lot of things for me as I tried to replace the images I lost. I just decided to pull those blogs and move forward with what I had. In the next few months you may see some revamped “old” content. You can still see some of my favorite blogs up (like my most popular one about our blanket ceremony)
This is huge for me as I enter Libby Sue 2 point 0. A new website, a new me. I’m ready to get back in the groove of things after a weird, unannounced break. I didn’t intentionally pull myself from the internet, but I had a limbo period I think my photography needed so I can recharge, reflect, and go. I want to make sure that I’m spreading light and lifting people up. For a time, I thought I was failing. I had to step waaaay back and rethink why I do what I do. I share more of my struggles on some of my Instagram posts, but I want you to know I’m excited for the future.
I have some super exciting news to share soon, but everything is just ok for now. Figuring out a new-normal hasn’t been hard, but it also hasn’t been the easiest. We’ve virtually teaching out son, while still both having full time jobs. We’ve somehow made it work, and my heart goes out to the mama’s with 2 or more kiddos in school right now. It’s not an easy situation for anyone.
Quarantine started and we were honestly thriving. I feel bad even saying that now, but we were doing good. We still (ish) had our jobs (we were furloughed at one point, but it wasn’t a bad situation). I saw more of Leo in that time than I had in years, and our family soaked in a lot of vitamin D outside. Right now I don’t feel the same. The world feels weird, and I don’t have any other way to describe it.
I’m watching friends attach friends on social media and it’s honestly taken a toll one me. Eventually the Facebook app had to be deleted. I was surrounded by so much negativity through my cell phone, that I’m still working on how to adjust it. If anyone feels the same can you please let me know so I don’t feel alone?
Grace, that was the word I set out to embody for 2020. And I feel like the person who’ve I needed to give the most grace to is myself. That I don’t have to feel like the best version of myself at the current moment. Perfection is unachievable and finding a balance between doing well and being perfect is hard for me. Grace is needed all around.
My life has been at a bit of a stand-still, but that ok. The train is still chugging, just a little slowly right now.
September 30, 2020