Well. Okay, so things are crazy here [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
Just wanted to let everyone know that I think I'm about to join the list of AWOL-ers. Before anyone gets the wrong idea, let me explain myself.
Am I tired of the industry? Nah.
Am I fed up with the BS? Of course. But that has nothing to do with it [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
Am I going into rehab and need a cover story? Nope.
I'm fine, everything's normal, and I'm not mad at anyone. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Here's the deal:
Sometime in the beginning of the year (we're shooting for January *crossing fingers*), I am planning to become pregnant. Yes, that's right folks, you read that clearly! BUT.. before anyone says "wow, I didn't realize you were wanting another one", or "congrats Taylor", let's slow the pony down.. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
The baby I'm going to be pregnant with is NOT mine!
I know this couple, good friends of mine, who cannot have children of their own. So, after some lengthy discussions, contracts, and negotiations, I have decided to become a surrogate mother for them. I know what a blessing my daughter is in my life, and I cannot even begin to imagine what it would be like to be unable to have her. I have the ability to help someone who needs it, and if I didn't do it, I don't know how I'd sleep at night.
The good news is, I 100% loved being pregnant! So at least it won't be a burden [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] And I'll know I did something that will forever change their lives for the better. What more could I ask for? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
So, here's where the MIA comes in.
During the first trimester or so, I will certainly be around. But when I start showing, I will likely take a leave of absence. I may do a shoot or two, but I haven't really decided on that yet. I am, however, certain that I'd like to do at least one shoot toward the end. To help document the journey for the intended parents, and give them something to remember. But I've got a while to worry about that [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
Anyway, I know a lot of people here probably don't give a rat's ass about all of this, but some of you may, and I thought I should let ya know.
I was going to wait until January to bring it up, but we just finalized the decision tonight and I'm extremely excited! LOL
Okay well that's about it for me...
*thrilled beyond words*