I can believe how long it has been since I last posted a blog. This year has been really, well, sort of the worst. My mom was diagnosed with cancer in April. And my world seemed to stop spinning. In fact, there is a calendar hanging in my house that I typically update monthly, and I noticed not too long ago, that it is still on April. I was in NY quite a bit to spend time with her. I really have no words to describe my time there…but I am grateful for it. She passed away on June 23rd (National Flamingo Day which was kind of fitting if you know my family at all) My sisters and I were all there with her. The following days were a whirlwind. Sometimes, I didn’t think there was any way I would get through it. Luckily, I have a very large, amazing family who were all there to help with anything we needed. I need to say thank you for every good vibe sent our way, for every person who brought a meal, who texted, who was there…There are not enough words to express how much I appreciate you all and I will never forget your kindness. 

I miss my mom more than anything. She was such an amazing person. Again, I have no words to describe her. But I saw it in every single persons eyes when they paid their respects, in every card, in every message. Her life has impacted so many people. She was the most caring and giving person and she will be missed…so much. My heart hurts.

I’ve been back home now for several months. To my clients, I appreciate your patience with me. As some of you may know, while in NY, I fell down a flight of stairs and injured myself pretty badly…It wasn’t really a surprise, as I have always been super clumsy. Every single shoot I had scheduled for that month had to be rescheduled. And every single one of you were so amazing and understanding about it. So thank you.

 I’ve been trying to find my normal and get back to every day life. Some days I think I am there, and others I wonder if I will ever be. But today, I will be erasing that calendar, and adding new days. I’m not sure yet if they are going to be good, or bad, but I am going to make the best of all of them…that’s what she would want.