Last week was one of the best weeks I have had all year. It began with a bang with one of the most interesting photo shoots we have done since starting this business in 2009. Of course all of our shoots are interesting but this one was pretty intense and especially fun. It was for a clients book project that highlights different women throughout history. I cannot wait for it to be released after having gotten a taste for the characters in it.
A few days later, one of my favorite authors, Chris Kraus, gave a reading and talk that I was so fortunate to be able to attend. I even sat up front on for this one and the author ended up sitting next to me for the duration of her introduction! Major fangirl moment for me! You may remember me gushing over a show called, I Love Dick earlier this year. Well, she was the author of the book that was based on! Really excited to dive into her latest book, After Kathy Acker, after having listened to her read a chapter from it.
And, finally, the week ended on quite a high note….judging Fitness America Weekend 2017. My team and I were able to judge together, which made the whole thing all the more special for me, having us together like that representing both Haute Shots and women everywhere really. I knew going in that this would be another great adventure for us but did not expect that it would end up being a bit of an emotional experience for me. I guess I forgot that I cry over Miss America pageants. Ha! Seriously though, I felt such immense pride for the women that stood before us to be judged. I know that they worked so incredibly hard leading up to that moment and the confidence they displayed on stage was just awe inspiring for me. They were all simply magnificent. I took my role as judge very seriously and hope I did the best job possible for these inspiring gals. Hoping to get to do this again next year! You can check out the show on this livestream video right here and can even catch a glimpse of Kat. Rachel and I on stage presenting awards towards the very end!