I don't want any of you to fall over dead or anything BUT for the first time in a very long time--- I am actually going to "blog" and not just share some photos of my cute clients frolicking in the sunshine with a few quick sentences so I can say I blogged. Here I sit, in my favorite coffee shop in Billings between sessions watching a strange man sit on his back porch smoking a cigarette while having a purposeful conversation on speaker phone. I keep catching myself laughing out loud watching his gestures. It's completely intriguing to watch and for some reason seeing him in his own element got me thinking about mine.
It has been so long since I have felt like sharing or like I really had anything to say... not quite sure why but was just in that "sifting" mode where I was trying to figure things out and find my place in a new town.
Well, here are am. Still me. Plugging away. Still crazy about Brian and those two little girls. Now, let's see if I can make this a habit again shall we?
I really wish anytime you are considering moving you could do a roller coaster trial run. Just pause your current life and jump on a roller coaster and as you go through the twist and turns while going up and down you would get little corresponding glimpses of your upcoming year of the moving-rollercoaster-chaos. You could jump on, grab your seat and as the roller coaster climbs get a nice slideshow of images of those days where you are on cloud 9 after the move, hanging the pictures in your new home that smells new, looks new, and has the perfect color of paint followed by the roller coaster plunging while you get a slideshow of the nauseating moments where you get a glimpse of picking your kids up from school after the move and they cry and beg to move back "home." Maybe if I could physically see the craziness of my upcoming year and all the up's and down's I would for once not move or at least feel like I know what I am getting into.
For some reason moving is always so exciting to me-- okay us, we love throwing it all on a wing and a prayer and just trying something new. That's us, always ready for an adventure. Every adventure has it's troubles and every one of my friends has heard me complain about the "first year hell" of moving. Finally, I feel like we have found our little spot in the sun over in Bozeman and things are where they should be. I decided to use my nursing degree for a while after the move but changed my mind and quit after I felt a disconnect from the girls which I couldn't stand. It's so nice being there for them and also be around to help out with their activities and my mom between all my crazy sessions. I swear to you I feel so much busier now that I did when I even had the store, don't ask my how or why but I do. I have been loving all the sessions, got a new camera (whoop!) and had a little extra time to do a few things for me which is exactly what I needed. Between all the craziness I have coordinated a retreat with some of my favorite photographers, if you haven't checked it out go visit The Explore Retreat. It's going to be amazing and I can't wait to get all these talented people on our turf up here in Montana. Monday I start an intense 6 week training program so I am sure I will be complaining a bit about my sore muscles but dang, I am so happy I am finally making time for this instead of just telling everyone how much I miss my old trainer in Billings. With that said, I officially feel planted. I feel ready to take the world on by storm. Stay tuned, I may just blow you away with another blog post soon.