Two months after my granddad passed away, I was thrown in to the darkness of unemployment and it was a really sad and challenging reality to face. I loved my job and my boss was one of my best ever, but the timing was off for a number of reasons and it was decided that I needed to embark on a new adventure. Sword to my heart, but what do you do? When I took this particular job, I left an 11 year career in an industry that nearly sucked the life and love out of me. I thrived in it, made great money, had awesome contacts and friends, but the stress was so astronomical that I made the choice for my family of one to join an industry that was much more my forte and made me happy. What transpired in my next job was a true experience of growth, acceptance that it was for a short time in my life path, but it also had a list of blessings that were added to my life. I was given a task that was challenging and tedious, but equally rewarding. I felt like I was doing the right thing by taking this road. I took a risk in my career and chose the road less traveled after having been on the grassy, fair path. It was hard, but it was happy and successful as well.
last post I talked about geekery and its beauty and this is where mine comes in to play. I LOVE HALLOWEEN. When I was a kid, my siblings and I looked forward to Halloween and always had fabulous costumes. This has carried over in to my adult life and Utah is the mecca of Halloween celebration so this feeds my love. Last year I purchased a pattern with the hopes of being Red Riding Hood. Life happened and I ended up putting it on the back burner for 2015. Then I lost my job, was poor indefinitely and didn’t know if I was going to work for someone who even celebrated the holiday. Fast forward to September when I was presented with an offer with a company that not only celebrates Halloween, but STOPS all business to party for an entire day. I am in heaven.
Anubis Creations in Salt Lake. I did NOT want a cape. I wanted it as a lace-up bodice and all one piece and the “Lord of The Rings” massive hood in red velveteen. That is exactly what I got.
Endless Indulgence on Historical 25th Street in Ogden. In case it wasn’t cool enough already, I decided that I needed bad ass red shoes and I picked those up at Endless Indulgence as well.
Artisan Maskers and she said, “um I will make you a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind wolf mask and you will be both.” Sold. Feminist independence for the win! She is so talented and I am honored to wear such a beautiful piece of artwork on my face.
Kelsey and I were shooting the photos at Union Station in Ogden I got very introspective and borderline emotional when we looked in to the sunset and dual train tracks and the choice of paths before us. This has been my life this year! It has been a constant battle of choices, mistakes and heartache, but then getting back on track and finding happiness and my zen again.
Until next time, my lovelies!