Friday, November 22, 2013

Let's Talk Emotions...Heavy Heart Today

While I was perusing one of my favorite blogs, I saw that Shanna was talking emotions on the blog and it inspired me. Thank goodness that we can find inspiration in each other, because the snow we are getting right now makes me want to snuggle under the covers, and then go make friends with Frosty The Snowman.


Astonished, that people keep asking me to take their Holiday photos, and they are actually offering me cold hard cash. What?! Not that I'm complaining, but definitely surprised.

Here's how the last conversation about a photo session went:
Her: Do you want to shoot ours???  I've seen pictures you've snapped, and they're great! I just want something simple and easy...
Me: Sure. I'm easy, and I have a camera.
Wait...that came out wrong!

Eager to get our own Christmas cards back! I ALWAYS wait until I find a good deal {because who the heck wants to pay full price for those things?}, and this year I saved $100 bucks. Go check out this deal and don't waste all your shopping money!

Overjoyed that it's my favorite time of year! I was debating about decorating with the impending move, but I have a feeling that I will be 'decking the halls' within the next week ;)
Nervous about the move. I've moved seven times in the last ten years, but it still doesn't get any easier! Other than deployments, moving is my least favorite part of military life.
Confused about what to do {career wise} for the rest of my life. Not like this is a new problem, but confusing all the same. I need to grow up!
Indecisive over when I should actually put in my two weeks at work. I would like to work through the holidays, I should work through January, but I would be ecstatic to walk out the next time someone pisses me off. I think you might say my give-a-damn is busted, and my new motto is "not my problem".
Mourning the loss of Lauren six months ago today.

Every time I click on a picture that she has commented on or scroll past her number in my phone, I am sick to my stomach. She's the only person I know that has been taken by Cancer far too young... We miss you Lolo, but you will NEVER be forgotten.
Grateful that Will is NOT going to be deploying again in January. Anytime that I can keep him home safe is a blessing to me. I'm not ready for another deployment.

One last question, does anyone have Shopkick? I just downloaded the free app because Dave Ramsey told me to, and want to hear what stores you have gotten paid to shop at! I really do think this will be awesome to have for the holiday season, but don't know what stores I need to be targeting.

Have a great weekend, all!


P!nky said...

Fun post, I like it!

I'd totally pay you to take my picture...wait whaaaaaaaaaaat? ;)!

I know you'll rock out the move, you are a rockstar! xoxo

The Pink Growl said...

Can't wait to see your Christmas card! I'm sure it will be perfect! So sorry about the loss of your friend. Cancer is such a terrible awful thing.

Helene in Between said...

that is so cool that people want you to take your photo!!
I am so sorry about your friend, its definitely perfectly fine to still be missing her. Any loss is hard.
So glad that will isn't deploying in January! More time for y'all together!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I don't have shopkick, but curious to hear your feedback.

I totally get wanting the freedom to just walk out when someone pisses you off.

Kudos on your budding photography business - is that something you might like to do in the future? Being your own boss is pretty fabulous, I imagine.

So sorry about your friend again...cancer can suck it.

Whitney @ EHFAR said...

I remember when you first blogged about your friend. I can't believe it was six months ago. It doesn't seem like that long ago.

Jenn said...

Moving is NEVER fun, and doing it so many times just means that you know what you're doing--doesn't mean you enjoy it. Good luck with that, and the other things like deciding on a career, etc.
SUPER happy for you for no January deployment. I know you're rejoicing in that :)

Nicole said...

Can't believe it's been 6 months already :( I'm sure you miss her every day.

Cece said...

Moving sucks especially when you have to do it as often as you do. As for the career thing? I'm with you in total and complete confusion. Now that you are moving it opens up a whole new door of questions thought that I don't really have to deal with. Which can be good. You never know what you might stumble upon. So sorry about your friend. They say the pain of losing a loved one never goes away but only gets harder to deal with. I believe it. I dread the day I have to deal with it but it's something every one of us will have to face.

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Moving is never fun, but at least you have Will longer! Sorry for your loss, Cancer touches not just the person going through it but all the loved ones as well. Big Hugs!

Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart said...

Sorry you are having a hard time about the loss of Lauren right now. Holidays are never easy when it comes to losing people you love, especially the first year. Thinking of ya!

Fran @ Sassy Southern Bride said...

Looks like your Christmas cards are going to be so pretty. I JUST NOW got the career thing figured out, at 29. I guess I could say 28 since that is when I got accepted to grad school. Basically missed the boat on career in my 20s!

smk053078 said...

So happy you did this post!! It helps getting things off your chest, right? Hang in there with the move and work stuff! At least Will isn't deploying!!! Now that is FAB news!!! Thanks for sharing the Christmas card deal!! I need to get ours made ASAP!

Rachel said...

:) About no deployments in the very near future! And that is very exciting that you're getting asked to take photos for others!

Jen said...

Yay for being asked to take photos of others. :)

Kelly Ann said...

I can't wait to see the rest of your Christmas card!

Sparkles and Shoes

scrapperjen said...

Great post!
Amazing how many emotions you can feel, isn't it?!

My-cliffnotes said...

I love this and I want a Christmas card!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

I love this! I started taking pics of people because they asked me, then they started to offer to pay, then I started charging and now a year later I have my own small business! You never know what may happen :)

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I'm excited to see how your Christmas cards turn out! I am with you on waiting to get the best deal. :)

And girl, I hear ya. I am still amazed that people are willing to pay me to take their photos. This whole photography thing has taken off a lot more than I expected. Love that you are enjoying it too! :)


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