Those that know me, know I’ve been restless. I love my job, but I’ve been talking about leaving Hawaii for about…five years. In the past 10 years, I’ve done some pretty amazing things. I’ve done six years in the military, visited almost a dozen countries (all on my own), started a nonprofit, a dog training business and now a photography business that has become quite successful.
But my soul aches for more. I’m desperate to be uncomfortable in a way I’ve never experienced before. I want to see more of the world, try new things, to grow as a human and a citizen of this planet. I have always wanted to live abroad and finally, I have the balls to do it.
So this is my official announcement that I’m leaving Hawaii at the end of August 2015. I then will not be accepting weddings or sessions until January 2016. During that time period, I’ll be traveling to Thailand to get my TEFL certification, volunteer in Cambodia for over a month and then hopefully see a little more of Asia, before heading back to America to settle in….
This is abso-fucking-lutely terrifying. I am giving up a successful business in Hawaii to chase what my soul says I need. I’ll then, after months of traveling around Asia, tackle starting a new business in Seattle. I have to trust that in the end, this is the right choice for me. That my business won’t falter, that I’ll be able to pick it back up to almost where I left it. That’s probably a little naive, but time will tell.
I will be discussing it more in the future, but before then, here is my link to my Go Fund Me to raise money for the Cambodia trip. It’s for a wonderful cause and I’ll need to raise money to make it happen!
I’m super nervous about this blog. Putting it into the Universe puts things into motion, things I’m not even aware of yet. So here is hoping that nothing but good and wonderful things come of it. Words of encouragement are always welcome.