In the back of my mind, I knew this was going to happen. Everything was about to change and I couldn't be more excited about it!
But first, let's do a little rewind for a moment...
It's been nearly a year since we found out that I was pregnant for the third time. The first two were miscarriages and we decided to wait until the second trimester before telling the exciting news to our families and friends, because we couldn't bear the thought of explaining again why we didn't have a little one in tow.
Then it was Thanksgiving of 2018 and we were in the second trimester and what better time of the year to tell family for something that you're truly thankful for?!?! Needless to say, everyone was thrilled!
And now our little Peanut is nearly 4 months old! A lot of things have changed and one of them is my routine. I was working part-time for a minimum wage job that was really low stress while pregnant. And once my little girl came into the world, I knew it was time for that to change. I quit my job and am now a stay at home mom (SAHM).
Little Bridget is my everything and I'm so thankful that I'm able to work from home as a photographer and artist. I've been using my graphic design skills designing a quarterly newsletter for Watercolor Society of Oregon, which helps with items not apart of our normal monthly expenses. And I'm excited to be devoting more time to developing my photography clients and commissioned art collectors.
I knew this change was going to come and my husband and I have been working hard the past seven years so that we would be ready for it. Yes, I do miss the routine of working outside of the home. And yes, I do feel isolated, but I'm only as isolated as I let myself. There's a lot more to life than just staying at home with my little girl and dogs. My little mini me and I love to get out of the house and go for walks in the neighborhood, going to a mom's group, and of course meeting up with clients and collectors.
Thank you for supporting a working artist. If you aren't sure that following along with my journey isn't supporting me, you're wrong. If you subscribe to my email newsletter, follow me on social media, or visit me at shows, that's supporting Western Rose Studios. And especially if you're sharing and/or commenting on my posts on Facebook, telling your friends about me when they ask if you know of an artist or photographer, and even if you double tap my photos on Instagram. Thank you.
I hope you stay awhile. This is where I will talk about my paintings, processes, photography & adventures, post processing, social media, and more.
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Artist, Photographer & Educator