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A Heartfelt Retraction

       So. This is awkward.

       I’ve left my mother’s house, and ended up at my friends’ apartment. The moment was exhausting, but…there was no bitterness to it, no sadness. But more importantly, I’m still here in the Atlanta area for the time being. I’m trying to figure out a way to keep myself here because this arrangement is temporary. I’m not ready to give Atlanta up just yet.

      I guess it’s a little late to announce that I’m going to Momocon! (Insert awkward thumbs up here.) I would have announced that on this blog earlier, but up until 5 minutes ago….there was not blog….because there was no site. All my money went into moving and I had to let the subscription go. But thankfully, I’m booking shoots now, and I was able to get my site up just in time for convention.

      I have to thank my friend who pulled some strings and managed to get me a badge out of the kindness of her heart. I wouldn’t be going were it not for her. Since I’m thanking people, I’m going to do an awkward thank you for a lovely woman whose help was invaluable to saving everything I could. Whenever I do get my own place, their mark will be all over it now.

       Now all that there’s left to do is to stop beating myself up for needing help and not having all the answers at 28. Even if I didn’t dedicate my life to taking care of mom and dad, chances are, I still wouldn’t have figured life out by now. And there is no one on Earth who made it without help. So I’m going to stop apologizing for having needed it during the worst series of moments of my life.

       And after that? Momocon! I’m eager to shoot with you all again, and put together the best book I can make. I’m not going to sit here and wonder if this is my last convention, because each time I thought I was out, I found myself still here, still surviving, still ready. So I’m just gonna shoot for being the best photographer I can be.

       Momocon 2019. Let’s do it.

Psst. Super shameless and ugly plug: Click here for booking inquiries: $15 for a shoot, plus $5 for each additional person in a group. Advanced bookings get $5 off. 

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