While we haven’t made any new progress on the adoption front yet this year, we have some other great news to report on at least!
Andy’s photography business is starting to get more work and he will be the action photographer for West Forsyth Lacrosse (all 11 teams) and do the Little Shooters Lacrosse portrait shots as well. In addition to that he is getting some more work with another photographer he has worked with in the past and hopefully a couple of events to shoot for Game Face as well. It will be a very busy spring for him likely but it will be well worth it for his business to have such awesome success after a little over a year of shooting.
Similarly, I will be starting a new job in 2 short weeks! Now that it is official with signed offer and letter of resignation with my current job done I can start telling people about my new job. I am extremely excited about this opportunity and I hope that it will be a great move for my career. I will be working for a company called Workday as an Integrations Consultant. It means I will learning an entirely new software, however, it is similar in that both my current and future jobs deals with ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solutions. This new job will also mean less travel which will be awesome when we do adopt to not have to go on the road so often.
This means putting a small delay on our trip to Vegas, but we still hope to do that this year at some point. With all of this going on we are expecting our spring to be extremely busy and that it will with any luck bring new optimism/hope into the waiting process for both of us. In two short months we will have been waiting with our agency for 2 years to adopt a child. As we get closer to that marker we have been getting more frustrated since typically 80% of families adopt with our agency within that time frame and we have not yet. A busy life with work and some planned travels this year will help take our mind off this and when we least expect it maybe we will finally become parents!