Seattle, 2019- and why I took a break from travel
Note: Originally I was heading to Seattle, hence the title and URL- but have changed the dates to Baltimore due to a lack of Seattle bookings.
My 2018 color travels began with a bang. I’d just gone through a difficult breakup, so getting out of town seemed like a sensible idea. In the first four months of the year I visited four different locations: Atlanta, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, and Boston. I was also working hard to complete my image analyst training during this time, and my grand travel plans quickly fizzled out. I was exhausted.
PCA requires so much gear - light stands, lightbulbs, drapes, luxury drapes, makeup, extension cords, a neutral backdrop, a mirror (which must be wrapped very carefully lest it shatters in route!) and of course my own clothing and personal items. I have my packing and transport system down, but it’s a still very tiring endeavor, both physically and emotionally. Sometimes I lose entire days to airports, and in the evenings I eat takeout alone in my Airbnb and fall asleep in a strange bed. Sometimes this is luxurious, like when I ordered an obscene amount of delicious sushi in Baton Rouge and ate it all by myself, reading and enjoying the cozy quiet. Other times it’s lonely, and I get homesick.
I needed a break.
My focus has changed now. I’m more focused on in-depth style coaching these days, and I love the work I’m doing. But there are things I miss about traveling for color analysis too. Not only do I get lots of reading done on planes (and eat lots of amazing food!) but there’s something special about wholly immersing myself in PCA for days at a time. It always reignites my passion.
Traveling every month wasn’t good for my soul or for my back. I won’t be traveling as frequently as I once did, but I still want to bring PCA around the country.
I’m ready to visit BALTIMORE again this January 26-28! I’ll be booking both personal color and personal image analysis appointments during this visit. You can book your appointment here.
Other locations on my 2019 short list are Santa Fe, Minneapolis, and Houston - but I’m always taking suggestions. Please let me know if you are interested in one of these locations! The more interested parties there are, the more likely I am to visit.