A New Year Is Upon Us

A New Year Is Upon Us

Wow, it's been a long time.  Over a year at least since I posted anything on my blog.

Actually, it's the first time I'm posting since our little boy, Henry, was born last year and to be totally honest, I have so much to say, I'm not sure even where to start….

Henry at 10 days old.

If you've been following Andrew and I on social media (I post more than he does) you'll see that our profiles are mainly of our comings and goings with a lot of pictures of the boys.   We haven't really talked much about work and I know a lot of people have written to us privately, asking us what we were up to (for which I really never had a good answer other than “doing life.”)

Really, we've been very quiet.

The Best Way To Explain It…

Not too long ago, a close family friend of ours summed it up: In the past 2 years we have had the most stressful life events happen to us all at once (the death of a parent, the birth of a new baby and a huge move.)

It's really no wonder that between processing all of that heavily charged emotion that comes in dealing with “life and death,” “love,” “loss,” and the pure chaos of moving that we would end up needing a break; a break to mourn, reflect, recharge, and eventually to gather enough strength to rise up to move forward.

We honestly tried to get back out there but we couldn't do it; our hearts were broken from losing someone we loved so much.

We were fortunate though because it was our business that allowed us to step away and take the time off we needed.

So What Now?

Well, it's a new year and with 2017 just on the horizon, Andrew and I have found a new energy and an optimism that we've been missing since 2015.

It's been almost 2 years since we needed to take the time off and 1 year since we were blessed with a new baby boy that brought light into some of our darkest days.

Bathtime!

It's' funny because in this “social media” driven world (and in our industry especially) we're made to think that everything is great all the time, and that people don't struggle.  

But we all do (struggle) at some point or another.   It doesn't serve anyone to always be looking at everyone else's lives through this perfect filter.  It's not real.

That being said, being away from it all gives you a different perspective on things.

For us, it has given us a clarity that we didn't have before and has made it evident to us what we like about our industry and what we felt we needed to change in order to come back and to continue working.

So over the next week, we are going to be releasing some new videos that contain our own personal insights, as well as to let you know what we're up to.

We're pretty excited to share it with you and it's a project that is close to our hearts that we are going to be working on in 2017.

After removing ourselves for almost 2 years, we've come back with a new but different perspective on things.

In the meantime, I wanted to thank you all for the amazing Christmas and Holiday greetings that were sent our way yesterday.  It was so nice to be thought of and we can't wait to show you what we've learned and gotten clarity on in our time away.

Comments on the post?  Yes, please do!  

I'd love to hear from you!

Andrew and I with the boys on Christmas morning! Jack said it was his best Christmas ever!

 

 

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Comments

  1. Glyn Taylor says:

    Thanks for the update!

    As a home-school dad I’ve found this website to be beneficial.

    http://www.ronpaulhomeschool.com/

  2. I like the cropping of the baby picture at the top. The color matching, textures, focus and exposure is real professional. You should submit that one to a photo competition.

  3. Have a blessed start to your New Years!

    Merry Christmas!

  4. Thanks for sharing. Hard times do have a way of changing your perspective on things. Sorry about your loss of a parent.., and also congrats on gaining a new family member. Your boys are adorable. I pray that in your New Year, and all of 2017, your days are full of a wealth of beautiful moments, expanding minds and healthy hearts. God bless.

  5. I very much understand the need for time to reflect, mourn and do life, I have had to put all my businesses on hold for the same reason, and have chosen 2017 to revitalize my mission, I am so happy to here from you Andrew and to see the blessing of another addition to your family. Happy New Year, and stay in touch.

  6. Welcome to the world.

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