If you know any photographers they will tell you that fall is their busiest season. It could probably be an Olympic sport…being a photographer during fall is SERIOUS business. I always have families, seniors and couples clamoring for the month of October like it is a prize to be won. But fall was not busy for me…at least not this year. I did not photograph at all this fall. The last session I did was in September and then I just stopped. Didn’t even have the desire to take photos or go on sessions. And were there people wanting those dates? Yes, of course there were. But could I commit to giving them my time. No, in all honesty I could not. I took this fall to work on me and to put more important matters first. There were many different things going on in my life, and with the demands of school (I teach full time all day Kindergarten if you are new to the blog) and the demands of self, it just was not possible. My heart told me “take a break…give it time…there is no worry.”
Fall is my favorite time of year. The changing colors of the leaves, the crunch of them underfoot, the brisk air, the very smell of fall, the nature, the beauty. This season I experienced beauty in a much different and unexpected way. It came in taking time out, it came in helping others, it came from giving fully and with vulnerability, it came not in the form of golden hues and amber waves, but in the form of the light of a child’s smile, the hug of a stranger, the continued (yet unfinished) healing of the heart, the warmth of a message, the words of grace, the giving without expectation, the search for the soul. So, while I took fall “off” this season, it was for the best. Of course I missed the colors and gorgeousness of it all, but it was a small price to pay for the fall that I did experience this year. And that my friends was worth it. And so the title of my post “why i missed fall” is probably misleading. I didn’t miss it, no I found it I’d say.
I am continuing to take as much “off” time as I need here and there. That being said, I am looking forward to a busier winter in my new studio and in the snow. Lots ahead that I am so happy to be sharing with you all. And speaking of sharing, there are a few new things I am excited to let you all in on…very soon. I still have some things on my heart that are just waiting to come out…and projects planned that will soon come to fruition. Stay tuned dear friends…
As I realized it was coming to an end, I couldn’t resist getting a few fall color filled photos, so I took my BFF Bailey out for a quick photo in our backyard. This was probably about a month and a half ago. He is such a willing subject. :)