Today I got stir crazy. I drove to the studio. My beautiful studio was so quiet, but everything around it was open. I'm surrounded by banks and mechanics and restaurants. I'm the only one rocking a closed sign. I sat in my parking lot and cried. Not just a tear or two but a big daytime emmy nomination cry-fest with only my clorox wipes to console my tears. I could have went into a pour me life is not fair classic rendition for my emmy nomination, but I didn't. I just sat there in my empty parking lot - staring at my closed sign.
This portrait studio fills my soul. I've worked so hard for it. Sacrificed so much just to have it. Without it, I feel empty. Without YOU it feels empty. It is empty.
I miss your faces.
I miss your wonderful stories. I miss being a part of your life. That joy gives meaning to my business. It helps me feel connected to this community. It helps me support a great local business like Wonderstruck studios. You know I miss my Winter. I love showing you how beautiful you can be. I love photographing that joy in my South Alabama Boudoir Studio. I love watching you show up in disbelief of your awesomeness until I show it to you and then you can't unsee your amazing beauty. That power will jolt a new energy into your amazing life. And stupid Covid-19 is stealing that from me and you, and it makes me sad. Damn it, it's not f'ing fair.
Don't forget how Amazing you are.
I'm praying for you. I'm praying for us. I pray that you will stay safe during this pandemic and that the people you love the most will stay safe and healthy too. I pray for your finances - that you never have to go without anything you need or want. I pray that you never forget how special you are. And how much you are loved. That enormous beauty - your beauty, starts on the inside of your soul and generates around you. Stay safe and know that I can't wait to see you again.
I'm going to try to get out of this funk and go live to hang out with you tomorrow....