As this blog posts, Eric and I have loaded up our small car with our gear computers, two cats and 2 weeks of clothing. We have turned our car and hearts West. We are ready to document this new adventure armed with rolls of film, field cameras, medium format and digital cameras as well. As I write this, I am struggling a bit for words to express the fullness of my heart, both for Chicago and for what lies ahead in San Francisco. My heart is filled with thankfulness for my time in Chicago, the business that blossomed, an amazing community of photographers, working every day beside my love , and all the things I love in this great Midwestern city. I am sad to leave but am leaving with a heart bursting with gratitude for what these five years here have been both professionally and personally. They were beyond anything I could have ever imagined. My heart going to California is excited, re-energized, hopeful and open to this new chapter in our lives. I am excited for a new season of learning, exploring and shifting our lives to different priorities and our days with new faces.
With this new shift, Eric and I have decided to start a personal blog called Put Down the Bourbon. It will be a place where we can explore photography and fail or succeed in new creative avenues. It has been a long time coming to have such a creative and personal outlet. The first thing documented will be our trip out west. The land we go through, the wide open spaces we see and the newness of this transition. If you'd like to follow along, just add us to your RSS feed to see this new adventure we are on.
I miss you already Chicago and your friendly Midwestern ways. Ready or not California, here we come!