this transition season | the grahams
This year has been an incredible one, but also one full of transitions. We left our little trailer, moved three times, and bought our first house. I began building this business of mine and we traveled far more that either of us had in a single year before. This has been a year of looking ahead, accomplishing goals, and at the same time trying to enjoy and savor where we are at before life changes.
I wish I could say that I handle change well, but the truth is that only happens when the change is small and impersonal. I’m a very sentimental (read: emotional) person, so when the change is personal or large I tend to struggle. I especially struggle when the change is that of plans. I’m a list-maker, a planner, I like to know what’s coming so I can be prepared. I know life can’t be planned out—there are far too many moving parts for that—but nonetheless I try. This, as you can probably guess, sets me up for disappointment. And that’s where I’ve noticed the largest transition this year—in my plans.
I had an idea of where I would be at this point of my life, and the reality is that I’m just not there yet. This has been a year of realizing that I can’t control life and that my plans are subject to change (shocker, right?!). This year I’ve been working on enjoying this season of life for what it is—a transition. I have goals and desires, but they aren’t here yet and that’s okay. That doesn’t mean that I can’t enjoy where I am right now, in the transition.
I would encourage all of you to take a moment, slow down, and just enjoy wherever you’re at in your life right now. It all comes and goes so quickly.
I spend the majority of my time behind the camera and prepping imagery for others, so it was such a treat to switch it up and be the couple in front of the camera for a change! Kylie did an incredible job with this session, we couldn’t be happier with how these images turned out!
Photography by the incredible Kylie Bricker Photography . xx