Today feels heavy and full of mixed emotions. Today, my family is making a huge leap of faith: my husband accepted a job that will take us to Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
When we first began talks of this transition, I secretly hoped the offer would be no good, or something comparable would turn up pretty quickly in Houston. I was confident and thus pretty relaxed about the whole idea- after all, I don’t travel much and I’m a Houston girl: born and raised. Why would we ever make a move? But we knew there was a chance.
As fate would have it, the offer was good and a decision was made. Not before a lot of self-exploration and discussion and tears of course (I had begun a list of all the things I hated about Alabama and all the things I would be losing as a result of this move). Like I said: mixed emotions. And I honestly don’t think I am done crying or mourning the losses I will experience as we move through this life-changing event.
What I will say is this: I know there is a plan and I have given in to it. This is beyond me and I am facing it with open arms (even through the tears). I’m trying to find positive things to appreciate about this move and slowly giving my heart over to the idea.
To my loyal clients and friends: not all is lost! I will continue my business in Alabama and I intend to travel back to Houston frequently for limited sessions. As we transition and move and get settled in, things will be quiet. But come fall, I will be making trips back and booking as I am available.
I want to thank everyone who has invested in our lives, our family, our business…the people who hold up my heart, who carry me when I cry and who celebrate my joys with me. I want to hug all of you and look you in the eyes so you can really feel the pieces of my heart that you have. Because you have them- when we became friends, when you touched my life, you got a piece and it’s forever yours.
“I give you this to take with you:
Nothing remains as it was. If you know this, you can
begin again, with pure joy in the uprooting.”
― Judith Minty, Letters to My Daughters
Ashley offers on-location, natural light photography in Alabama: Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Northport and surrounding areas. She is available for Family, Child, New Life and Maternity Sessions.
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