I’M BACK. Back in the U.K. and back doing what I love the most. I’m back in business after nearly 12 months of being ‘quiet’!
Since our move to New York in July last year, it’s safe to say that life has been a CRAZY whirlwind with highs, lows and mixed emotions (which I’ll also fill you in on at some point).
Writing this, I can’t believe it’s nearly 12 months since this new chapter in our life started! Anyhow, life is good but I’d be lying to you if I told you moving across the world was easy. It’s safe to say that as a self employed business owner, it’s been… well… challenging.
Thankfully my existing clients are incredibly supportive and have embraced our new way of working. I’ve always known that being self employed can be quite lonely, but being on a different time zone and so far away from my network in the U.K. has been hard, very hard.
It didn’t take long for Andy to see how this was affecting me and this was the last thing he wanted. His job is lighting him up and he’s enjoying every moment which is so lovely to see him thriving! There’s also no doubt that he wants exactly the same for me.
So we’ve taken action. Together and as strong as ever.
We’ve put a plan in place which means I will be back in the U.K. on a regular basis so that I can get back to business, doing what I love and what brings me so much joy. I couldn't love Andy any more for supporting me with this decision and I know it’s only going to make the time we spend together even more precious.
I know some people will think I’m crazy for not fully embracing life in the U.S. but I’ve worked independently for over 12 years and I’d be crazy to stop doing something which lights me up. I’ve also been given an opportunity to be heavily invested in some exciting projects over the next few months which I couldn’t say no to (more on that soon).
Alongside these amazing projects, I’ve also been able to schedule 5 weeks of U.K. availability for Personal Brand Photography, 1:1 VIP Days, Group Mastermind Days, Bespoke Consultancy & Training Days for my clients so to say I’m excited to be back is an understatement.
Making this decision wasn’t easy. I want to be by Andy’s side supporting him as much as possible but through the huge amount of self development, support, love and confidence in our relationship - I’ve realised it’s ok to pursue your version of happiness.
Being back in the U.K. has been the tonic I needed. We spent time in Torquay (a.k.a The English Riviera) and stayed by the sea for one of our closest friends ‘special’ birthday. Surrounded by so much love and friendship made me appreciate all we have to be grateful for.
When Andy flew back to New York, I headed up North for our FSN Mastermind Day which was the best yet! To be surrounded by your support network and people who just ‘get you’ is so powerful. It allows you to believe and have confidence that ‘anything is possible’ with the right encouragement and support. We pitched, brainstormed ideas and made new connections. Simply a-mazing and so energising! Thank you ladies… you know who you are.
After the Mastermind Day I continued further up North to Preston to stay with my Mum. Her face when I told her our decision what priceless. God I love her. I felt comforted, safe and confident that I was right where I was supposed to be.
I even got the opportunity to meet up with school friends that I’ve known for over 30 years, something we used to find a challenge but within 24 hours, we made it happen.
The rest of my trip is work, work and more work but that’s exactly what I’ve been craving for the past few months!
I’ll be journaling via my blog as I’m not the best on social media but this feels like my place to offer you an insight to my world, in my way.
I hope you’ll stick with me as I start to document the ups and downs of life, business and the adventures along the way.
Until next time,
If you missed out on working with me prior to me leaving for New York, I have now opened my Spring Season availability for 11th April 2019 - 17th May 2019 where I will be taking on a small selection of photography, branding and bespoke project clients. You can find out more here: https://www.sarahstone.online/leaflet
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Get in touch if you’d like to know more and find out if we’re a perfect fit for each other.