I came up with this plan in September of last year. It’s not as random as it might seem since LA has been tucked away in my heart since I first visited seven years ago. The beaches, the warmth, the outdoors, the food…I’ve been plotting ways to get my butt there for so long now. Finally, the timing seemed right. New York was approaching the dark days, literally, the dark freezing cold days that annually send me into my own deep, dark days. My business partner and I had decided that by end of 2016 we would no longer be working on LightBomber, and a side flower business I had spent the last year trying to build had come to an abrupt end. Everything was feeling pretty bleak. So that’s when I decided to make a change. I’d spend the coldest month of the year living near the beach in LA.
Of course, you make a plan, stop worrying about all of your worries, and then everything falls into place. A nice reminder that things do work out. As for LightBomber, that’s exactly what happened. As soon as we stopped trying, everything came together. Not long after I finalized my plans for LA, LightBomber signed contracts to merge with another company, a funded development company. Finally, we could give our long exposure photography App a real shot. Spending a month away will help me continue to focus on the new app we are building and launching in just a few months. I can’t wait to share the progress.
But, what about my newly developed love for flowers? Having spent the last year studying, interning, and practicing floral design, I decided to make a new home for my experiments. It’s become my favorite thing to photograph, which I’d never really had before. Here I hope to share my creations…along with snaps of my accomplice and California native pup, Julep.
This is a work in progress. One of the best pieces of advice I have ever received while starting businesses and launching products was to just "put it out there". Even if it's not perfect, even if it's not where you want it to be, make it live and put it out into the world. This site is nowhere close to being "done" but...it's live.
My home for the next few weeks: