— An adventure is an exciting or unusual experience. It may also be a bold, usually risk undertaking, with an uncertain outcome.
That day is today for me.
I only started saying the words out loud a few weeks ago, even thought I knew this change would be happening sooner than later. It still didn’t feel real…it still doesn’t. Saying goodbyes is the only thing that is making this change real, and I’d prefer if I didn’t have to do anymore goodbye’s if I’m being honest. I held out on making this move an announcement on the blog, I’m still not quite sure how I feel about it but I’ve had so many people ask that I feel it’s now time to share some big news…
I’M MOVING TO NEW YORK. NEW YORK. NEW YORKKKK.
Hot damn. I’m sitting in the airport getting ready to move across the country. It’s really starting to sink in that Seattle won’t be “home” for who knows how long. New York will be my new home, my new playground, my new challenge, my best friend and worst enemy. I’m ready for this, so ready. I won’t lie and say I’m not a little bit scared because…I am. The unknown makes us uncomfortable, it’s just natural…but I believe the unknown forces us to grow in ways that we can’t even fathom. I’m ready to grow. New York has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl…there was always something about this city that sucked me in and wouldn’t let me go. So now is the time…there is no better time than now. It’s one of those “now or never” type of situations…
What does this mean for Tonhya Kae Photography you ask?
All it means is that I live in a new city and that my photos most likely won’t be lots of pretty fields and forests anymore. I’ll be focusing on things that really bring me joy. I’ll be challenging myself to explore other aspects of photography. I will still photograph people in love. I will still be in Seattle almost every other month for work. I’ll be starting from scratch as far as clients go, but I’m ready for that hustle. I miss that hustle.
I do have lots more to share about this big change, but for now I’m going to enjoy the rest of my hot tea, sit by this airport window and watch this gorgeous Seattle rain fall. Thank you Seattle, friends, family, and clients for loving me. Supporting me. And encouraging me through this transition.
Here’s to my new adventure.