A lot has changed in my life these past few months. If I were to look in to the future, back in January 2009, I would have never predicted my life would take the turns they took.
So what has changed?
Well, to start off I went from being married, to sadly separated, to surprisingly hopeful and strong, and now I am in a happy, healthy, supportive (not so new) relationship with my someone! And speaking of my someone, I've been asked by a few of you to tell you his name... Well, his name's Shay (pronounced "Shy") which in Hebrew means gift. How fitting is that as he truly was my gift!
When it comes to my photography it sure has come a long way too. After a long hiatus from my chosen field of work, I can finally say I am back BIG TIME! Just in the last 2-3 months I have shot a couple of pregnancies, a small fashion shoot, and two large events. There are currently two more upcoming events that I'll be shooting, and I know this is just the beginning! Alongside my photography I am still designing wedding albums, and I can happily say my clients are not just local. I have designed for a client in the US, and there's another one on the go from Canada.
Even when it comes to my day job, working at Dallal Restaurant in Tel-Aviv, I am in a different place as well. First of all I was promoted to shift manager (I was a waitress before...). But it's not so much the position change, rather what Dallal means to me that has changed. When I first started working there I treated the place as somewhere I work, somewhere I can make an extra buck to pay the rent, and nothing more. But when my life turned upside-down I found a safe haven at Dallal with all the people that work there. I got stronger & managed to get through the hardship thanks to my co-workers support and care. Today, Dallal is more of a second home than anything else!
As a person with itchy feet that doesn't like to stay too long in one place, what keeps me sane is the great outdoors. But since I returned home to Israel, and until a few months ago, I didn't really get to go anywhere, to travel the country, to hike. Thankfully Shy is as adventurous as myself and lately we've been taking advantage of our days off to go somewhere fresh and beautiful!
So what do I hope for next...?
Well, more photography and design work of course. More personal achievements. More fun times. More love. More travel. More memorable moments with good friends.
I know it can't all be Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice, but I do hope that most days the sun will shine on me rather than rain fall.
Have you had many changes in your life recently? Any good turns you didn't expect?
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