an ending

In her favorite spot.

In her favorite spot.

I have run out of words.

After 13 years of writing about my life, sharing funny stories and anecdotes of my day to day activities, I have run out of words. I no longer have the desire to sit down a few times a week to write about my life, but most importantly I just don’t feel connected to my blog anymore, which is a strange thing to say, making this blog sound like a living, breathing thing, but there it is. I don’t need it to sort out my feelings or describe my latest photography endeavor (I have my website for that), nor do I need it to update my family and friends from far away: we keep up with each other on Facebook and over cups of coffee in local coffee shops.

I’m not throwing away my blog altogether. If something Big happens, say David’s book hits the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller’s list, then I will definitely be writing about that or if Red Bull wants to hire me to shoot Rampage 2019, you can count on me writing a total freak out post as I process that piece of news (hey, a girl can dream, right?). No, I’m not going to virtually throw away this site; rather, I’m planning on making it a pure picture site, featuring my little Storm Trooper Project, portraits I’m beginning to take and also my daily photo that I’ve been taking for the past 6 or 7 years.

Starting and maintaining a blog has taught me a lot since I started one way back when. I discovered the whole blogging community and met some fabulous and incredibly talented and helpful people. Blogging actually led me to picking up a camera and learning about photography because I wanted my pictures to look better on my blog. Who knew that I’d be where I am today if that little nugget of desire hadn’t been discovered.

This isn’t a decision I made on impulse, this desire to steer my site along a different course; I’ve thought long and hard about it, especially these last couple days as I ran my morning runs. It just feels right. My photography is leading me down roads that I never thought I’d be on and it’s exciting and scary, but I know that this is what I want to be doing. I’m breaking out of my comfort zone at long last, achieving things I’d only daydreamed about. I’m happily busy now, learning about posing techniques, cold calling mountain bike race directors, setting up a business account at our local bank, scouting out locations, working on lighting and always, always practicing till I get it perfect.

All of a sudden, things got Real.

So, I will still keep up with this site, but through pictures.

I am a photographer, after all. I take pictures

It’s what I do.

Thank you for all your comments and thoughts over the years, they mean the world to me, and please, don’t hesitate to reach out via the contact form on my “about” page. I’d love to hear from you!