Jan 4, 2020


New Year


2020 started off misty with rain clouds. I might have mistaken it for a bad omen if I didn’t know that’s rainbow weather. I remember hearing of the year 2020 when I was a kid thinking, “That’s so far away…” and now here I am. But haven’t I been here all along? And won’t I be here forever more? Those are the questions the new year brings. All I know is that I’m so very grateful for it all. 2019 was a good year. I spent three-quarters of it pregnant with my fourth precious baby, Elijah. I stepped closer to my Kauai Dreams. To all of my dreams, really. It was my first year of surviving on my photography income alone. I never really thought I’d be able to do what I love for work. 2019 was fun in a lot of ways. So many days spent at the beach. I missed out on too much surfing with my baby bump, which was probably the biggest drawback. But someone told me in surfing, the cutback is a stylee tool to have. I think I’ll work on that this year. 🙂 There were definitely hard days. I have to talk about those, right? Balancing work, motherhood, homeschooling, self-care, etc. was not always easy, but I’m very grateful to have had those things to balance. Teaching surf lessons every Sunday to super stoked groms with SurfVive was amazing and super rewarding. I’m stoked to do it again this summer. And when summer’s over? The big move to Kauai (God willing). And in the meantime? Working on our garden. It needs a lot of work after this winter, but our hands and hearts are ready and willing. Looking forward to more and more growth.