This night. December 30, 2014, changed my life.
I had just taken this image below, of Jupiter and beloved Mt.Cheam in the moonlight around 9:30pm. I had just edited and posted it on my Facebook page…when, unbeknownst to me, I had a Grand Mal Seizure, and the next thing I knew I was waking up to find myself laying on my office floor with my husband and two paramedics crouched down beside me.
It changed my life in a way, as odd as this may sound, for the better.
I’d been having, what I now know after meeting with the neurologist last week, Simple Partial Seizures for 7 years already. I’d be fully alert and aware, but I’d be unable to finish my thoughts or sentences for about 7-10 seconds, and after the seizure was over I’d feel like I hadn’t been in that room/space for 20 years. (A feeling which would pass after a minute or two.) My doctor and I wrongly diagnosed this as anxiety this past summer, and on meds (once again, wrong ones as it turns out) I’d been virtually seizure free for the past few months.
Until this night, 2 weeks ago.
There’s multiple reasons I’m so strangely glad that it happened because 1) I finally know what has been happening to me for all these years, 2) I am finally on the right medication to minimize and hopefully stop these Simple Seizures all together and 3) it’s solidified my decision in regards to KKP. (And, one huge reason that I suppose I should be honest and add why I’m NOT glad it happened, is that I am now not able to drive for 6 months. I haven’t lost my license, but ICBC would not cover me if I’d drive and get in an accident between now and the end of June because of the Grand Mal. Blech.)
I had been feeling for quite some time now, that I’d like to minimize my sessions, focus on family and friend sessions, while working on and running my Etsy store that I started working on last spring and hope to finish up here soon. That means that I will not be taking on new or past client sessions at this time, and for that I apologize. In my Etsy store I hope to sell prints, canvases etc of my landscape and still life photography….in addition to a surprise that I can’t wait to share with you all….but you’ll have to wait and see what other exciting things I hope to be selling there. (Hint: they are an obsession of mine…I just can’t seem to get enough of them!! :))
I want to say thank you to all my past clients for the years of love and booked sessions; without you all, KKP wouldn’t exist. I appreciated all the work, and thoroughly enjoyed meeting and shooting you. I feel my life’s path is changing (hey, not being able to drive to sessions for the next while is sort of the clincher ;)), but I’m excited about the changes and I hope you’ll continue to follow me on my Facebook page and here on my blog…since I do still hope to continue blogging the sessions I do shoot, my life and this beautiful world around us.
I’ll keep you posted on my Etsy status. Can’t wait to share with you all in the next couple of months.
LOVE and best wishes. xox