Goodbye beautiful July, I loved you and you loved me back!

So the monthly round-up.  What's been going on and boy did it fly by.

I celebrated my 49th birthday…and I really am loving my life and myself right now, just a shame that it's taken nearly half a century to feel good in my own skin.  Will any luck I'll now have over a century to dance and enjoy life!

I'm looking forward to my 50th birthday next year with the excitement of a 5yr old who is hoping for a Peppa Pig cake, however I'll pass on that and hope for lots of dancing and laughter, with great friends.  I know that this coming year is going to be FAB!

I've spent the month, tying up lose end for my book Escaping Bohemia and I can't lie, I'm glad that it's now out of my hands.  I don't want to relive that story any more.  It took all that I had to relive my childhood and get it down on paper.  As far as I'm concerned it's done and dusted, now it's time to move on.  I am no longer that sad, lonely little girl but I hope that sharing my story it will give others hope for a better future.

ShutterHut studio has been silent during the lockdown and it has felt strange as enquiries and request for my services start to flow back in.  At first, I wanted to remain in my own little bubble, because I've loved it.  Being in my own space, writing, photographing nature and my family.  No clock to dictate my day has been truly refreshing.  

However as I've started to chat and plan with clients I've realised how much I actually have missed the interaction and creative collaboration with my clients.  I'm now feeling excitement for all the shoots that I have coming up and thankfully the worry is ebbing away.  My passionate flow is starting to bubble up and set my creative mind on fire.

This last month has also brought great friends to my life. People that I connect with on a deeper level, people that get me and I know want the best for me.  Which has abled me to be able to cope with some personal issues that would have had me crying myself to sleep each night, but with the help and encouragement of my great support network, I've managed to wave goodbye to people and things that no longer bringing me joy.

I'm proud that I'm leaving July behind with fond memories even though there were some dark points.

Now, let's rock August and enjoy the school holidays with the kids because before we know it, it will be Christmas…oh no!

And remember,

“Every summer has a story”

Love Sophia