Countdown to Florida is on!

Countdown is on for my trip to Florida! My to do list is growing by the day, but I’m getting really excited! Seven weeks in the sunshine state will do my soul some good. Don’t get me wrong, I love State College. And I don’t mind the snow. But as I get older, I like driving in the white stuff less and less and I hate it when we get an ice storm. But one of the many things I’m looking forward to is sunshine. That’s always been one of my biggest gripes about Happy Valley. When it’s sunny, It’s gorgeous out. But week after week after week of overcast days really get to me. So while I look forward to cuddling up on the couch and reading a good book, I dread those dreary days.

Those of you who’ve been following me on my photography journey know that in the last couple of years I’ve gotten really serious about it. Making Trina Bauer photography an official business a little over a year ago, I’ve  enjoyed the ride so far. However, there is so much I want to do that I haven’t been able to make happen. Working full-time and running my pet sitting business means long days during the busy season and inconsistent work hours daily. I find that I can’t always commit to plans I have for sessions, marketing and blogging.

Which is why I’m really looking forward to this extended trip. I will be able to focus all of my time on my photography. I used to photograph landscapes, but the lack of time has kept me from doing so in recent years. I have several marketing campaigns that I want to finally make happen. But mostly I’m looking forward to some down time, clearing my mind and allowing my creative juices to really flow. I find I enjoy spending time outdoors just admiring this beautiful earth of ours. It’s in those moments I get some of my best creative ideas. I plan to explore as much of southwest Florida as I can. I have my sketchbook ready to go. My girls Izzy and Kita will be joining me as well. It’s going to be a fun adventure!

I’ll be posting updates on facebook, blogging about my experience and sharing photos on instagram. I hope you’ll follow along with me!

If you missed my blog post when I announced my plans to hit the beach this winter, you can read it HERE