You know all of those far-off things you talk about doing one day but aren’t quite sure if they will ever happen. We’re smack dab in the middle of one of those happening and it’s exhilarating, freighting, and all around nerve-racking. The past couple of weeks I have been in a constant state of nauseous excitement and nauseous fright. So I am going to get right to it… We’re MOVING to COLORADO! Yep, the three of us are packing up and moving to the mile high state. I’m shaking as I type that, this is going to be a HUGE change for us, but we’re ready for the adventure– at least I think we are.
Since 2012, Greg and I have talked about ‘one day’ living in Colorado. It has been one of those out there dreams that I never really thought would come true. Each time we would visit, we would look at houses and say how ‘one day’ we will be here. But again, it was all talk. In the back of my mind, I could never see myself leaving Southern California.
Then Greg got a call asking if he would be interested in transferring to Colorado. We didn’t think much of it and just toyed with the idea. We decided it wouldn’t hurt to interview. So he had a few phone interviews and everything was starting to feel VERY real. Which is where a ton of logistical stress starting to creep into my mind. We were both pretty sure he was going to get an offer, but when he did, it just wasn’t a feasible one. So that dashed those dreams. It was a few days of roller coaster emotions for nothing.
I was just settling into the idea that Colorado would not work out, because it was one of those ‘one-day’ things and I never really expected it to happen anyway. I was also slightly relieved, as much as I like to dream of Colorado, the move scared me. In essence, Colorado was a concept that could just as easily vanish as come true and I was okay with that. That is when Greg said another division wanted to fly him out for an interview. He flew out on Tuesday and by Wednesday had a job offer. The entire weekend we went over the logistics and as scary as things felt, they also felt right too. So Greg accepted the offer and now we’re packing up and moving out!
So that’s the story. We’re moving to Colorado! One moment I’m excited and then the next I’m scared out of my mind. We’ll be alone—no family, no friends, just the three of us. It’s crazy and scary and definitely one of those things we just had to do. What is the saying, you regret the things you don’t do far more than the things you do? This was one of those instances we knew we would regret if we didn’t at least try.
It is also one of those instances where we have to put this 100% into God’s hands. The timing is honestly not ideal. I am going to have to revamp my career. It means that baby #2 might be a little farther off than we would have wanted. This also happened so fast. Within one week we went from entertaining this far off idea to accepting and starting to plan our move. But I think that was God’s intentional plan. If it had happened any slower I would have completely second-guessed the whole situation and we would still be in Southern California this time next year. We’re putting more faith in God than we ever have and have complete trust that he laid out this all for us.
Funny enough, this is probably the part of our lives that is going to simultaneously be impacted the most and least. I am still going to be photographing weddings full-time. Yes, as of July 18th I will officially be a FULLTIME Photographer! I am just going to be expanding to serving both Southern California and Colorado.
I have always wanted to photograph destination weddings, so who said I couldn’t move out of state to make my future weddings ALL destination weddings ;).
For weddings that we have coming up, we already have flights booked, and will be back in California a few days before the weddings. I am actually going to be spending most of August and early September in California because we have 6 weddings between those two months. So this year, we are going to be earning A LOT of frequent flyer miles!
While I am going to be a Colorado Wedding Photographer, I am still going to be a Southern California Wedding Photographer too. I am still going to be spending a lot of time in Southern California and will be capturing weddings here as well. So basically everything is changing in one sense and nothing is changing in another.
So, hopefully you will follow along on this adventure.
P.S. we need all the packing and moving tips you can give! I have never in my life moved (like Greg and I currently live in the same room I grew up in)!!!
Theresa Bridget is a wedding and anniversary photographer serving Colorado, Southern California, and beyond. Our goal is to create joyful and timeless images that showcase and celebrate the joy of marriage. We provide a luxury experience for the joyful bride.