And she’s off… to camp!
Soooo, after lots of thinking and stressing and texting friends for advice and maybe a smidge of crying, I made a really difficult decision.
I am taking a two month hiatus from my business!
From June 1st to August 10th, I am going to be working for an awesome company called iD Tech that does technology summer camps for kids on college universities.
This means I will have limited availability through the rest of May and then won’t be booking until early August. I WILL still be answering emails and doing some work during that time, but I won’t be available for photo shoots.
…And it’s freaking me out!
I mean, I don’t want to make my clients unhappy or make them wait on me. So this is a big deal.
But my summer time is usually slow, and I am so excited to work with such an awesome company.
I love working with kids (I grew up wanting to be a teacher) and I am really excited to be spending time back at ASU.
I am even spending nights there during the week (and will be home on the weekends) which is crazy because I never even lived on campus when I attended school.
Now, the scariest part is this- I am a backup if a camp director is needed elsewhere.
For now, I am an assistant director, meaning I help the director run the camp in Tempe, BUT if there’s a reason another camp needs a director, I would go and be the camp director, and run the camp. Which is crazy since I’ve never worked with this company before. But it’s crazy awesome that they think I could do that, I must have impressed the heck outta them in my interview!
So basically, they could call me today and say “You are going to Austin for two months tomorrow, pack up!”
I mean, I am already nervous being away from Mike and the puppies during the week and only seeing them weekends, but having to leave for the whole summer? Well, that would suck.
But I think it’s going to teach us a lot about how lucky we are to have our family (yes, me and Mike and the dogs are a family!) and show us how to communicate better since we will be apart so much more than we normally are.
So, here’s to a new adventure and the hope that my clients will be understanding and ready for me when I am back with full force in August!