Hi, sweet friends.
It’s Friday! We made it. Another looooong week at home. Are you hanging in there?
I met with my fav photographer, Melissa of Iron + Honey, for a socially-distanced photoshoot on Wednesday and it felt SO DAMN GOOD. I curled my hair. I did my makeup. I WORE MASCARA.
In my pre-coronavirus life, I would meet with Melissa once a month. We would shoot 4-5 looks in an hour. I dreaded the shoots. Not because of Melissa – I love her and the highlight of the shoots was getting to see her and catch up.
I dreaded them because, well, everything else. The getting ready. The planning the looks. The posing. The photos.
This time, it was different. As soon as Illinois allowed socially-distanced outdoor photoshoots, I texted Melissa. I was so excited for a little normalcy – to have just a little peek into the good ol’ days.
I know we’re still staying home. We’re still under Shelter In Place orders in Illinois, and I’m choosing to trust science and our Governor.
We’re doing what we have to do now, in the hope that we will be able to get back to life when it’s time. When it’s safe.
Hang in there, sweet friends. Try to (safely) find little slivers of your old life when you can. It helps.
(And Happy Early Mother’s Day!)
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