Thursday, January 15, 2009

Explanation :)

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful and safe holiday.
I doubt if anyone is even reading anymore ;), but in case you are wondering where the heck I am, I thought I'd explain.

I've talked privately with several of my clients and have explained the situation, and many of you have probably figured it out by now, but my husband and I separated very recently after 11 years of marriage. I have wrestled with whether or not to share that here because it is my business blog, and I try to keep business and personal lives separate. But as many of you who have gone through these types of emotional situations know, it makes working nearly impossible. Add to that three kids and trying to run a business in the midst of it all, and I have had a very, very difficult time.

I was supposed to come back to work this week after taking 4 weeks off for the holidays, and I am completely and utterly not ready. I have made the decision to take the rest of January off. Those of you who are waiting on things from me from before the break will still receive them (prints, slideshows, etc.) but I am not taking anything new on so that I can take this in babysteps. I feel as though I JUST am getting a handle on the single mother of three thing, so to add running the business back in so suddenly just feels wrong.

Many of my closest friends started out as clients, and I know that you will all be super understanding and supportive, and I appreciate it so much (it makes me feel worse :) )

I have plans for February (Image contests, reprint sale) so please do stay tuned. Thanks for hangin' in there with me.

Love to you all.


PS-A picture of Gabby, who turned SIX last week...Happy birthday my angel girl.


Minivan Mom said...

Love you!

georgiana said...

Deanna, I am so sorry to hear your news. We are praying for you and your family as you go through this difficult time.

lauri said...

A breather sounds like the perfect decision. To start fresh, you need to refresh.

Amanda said...

So sorry, hoping you can take the time that you need. Be gentle to yourself.

Haylee N Davis said...

Your daughter is beautiful! Time to refresh is not just a good idea, it's vital to survival of these times in life...