Sunday, October 9, 2016

The misconception of traveling with your spouse.....



Since we last chatted we've traveled to the beautiful state of Ohio! As I mentioned in my previous post my husband is a not your average photographer.  Peachtree Portraits the amazing company we work for based out of Atlanta sends us all over the nation to shoot a product called the Legacy Album. Desmond is the photographer he shoots the content and I assist him as a portrait consultant.  The legacy album is a historical documentation of fire departments, police/sheriff's departments and department of corrections throughout the United States. Peachtree Portraits is not only a company that takes pictures they're also a publishing company! Each book created is registered with the Library of Congress so they're official historical documents.

Legacy Albums

Traveling state to state there's one constant question/statement we are asked: How do you guys do it? My wife and/or husband and I would kill each other! LOL the seriousness on each persons face always makes me laugh. While I don't think these people hate their spouse or would kill them, they clearly know this adventure is not for them! Our answer to this question is simple: We LOVE what we do and understand the importance of it, we respect each other as individuals first and we know the importance of our personal space. Out of every person who's ever inquired on how we make it work, one person took it a step further and asked how to merge those things together to REALLY make it work. I thought it was pretty straight forward (our response) but it made me really think and I am glad he challenged me to really dissect my answer:
  
We LOVE what we do and understand the importance of it: Being in Florida one week wearing short sleeves and in Ohio the next wearing a sweater keeps the adrenaline flowing! I personally love to travel, you get to experience different cultures, food, and meeting new people. Prior to coming on the road I knew Desmond works as a photographer but it wasn't until I came aboard that I truly understood the importance of establishing and documenting your legacy. I admire the creativity he brings to each shoot.
Captured in South Bend, Illinois

I watch him make the most hesitant persons picture taking experience quick, painless, and pleasant. By the time the person comes to view their pictures with me their whole attitude has changed and you can see it. That makes what we do all worth while.


We respect each other as individuals first: Yes we're married but we're individuals first. When we go to a department we keep it professional. At work my husband is Desmond and I am Ms. Angela (not hot lips or sweetheart lol). If we're not so warm and fuzzy with each other it's left at the door. We have an obligation to fill and that takes precedence. Outside of that, we encourage each other. There are days that are not so good Desmond always finds a way to encourage me not just because I am his wife but because I am his coworker we're a team. It's important to understand that in order for US to work we have to show respect and encourage each other.
 The card attached reads:"To my wife/Co-worker: I love you! Keep doing what you're doing. Great Job!


Personal Space: Being that we're together all the time people may think this is tricky but it's not. Everyone's marriage is different for us we actually like each other! We share the common goal of making a difference and completing the task before us and having a strong belief in God also helps us. When we're riding we may go miles without speaking and during the times we go home we go our own ways,reset but ultimately there's no other place we'd rather be than with each other. (A few years ago I wouldn't have believed I would say that lol)

Again I'm glad the guy challenged me to expound more on the most asked question of "How do you guys do it"? It gave me a greater appreciation for my relationship, the importance of continuing to strive to make it better and for the path we've been placed on! Do you travel with your spouse I'd love to hear from you!  Until next time!



Stay Bougie,
Angela

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18 comments:

  1. Great post! My husband and I tend to bicker when we travel together. We're working on it though.

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    1. Thank you! We have our moments but it's short lived. I guess we know we still have to travel together so we drop it. Thanks for reading!

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  2. Thank you for sharing a very encouraging post on marriage :) I have been married for only a year and a couple month and am now aware how much work it truly requires. My first year of marriage was a huge test and was pretty difficult--but reading this gives me further hope. Thank you

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    1. Wow and thanks! We're newly married as well and it's a lot of work! I'm glad reading this gave you hope. Thanks for reading!

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  3. What an interesting job. It must be fun to travel so much for work and I think it's great that you get along so well.

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    1. Thanks Erlene! It truly is. The job took somegeting use too always gone someplace new etc. But I enjoy every bit of it!

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  4. Great post! I love travelling and being able to share that with a partner is very important to me, I can't imagine not being able to do it!

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  5. That sounds like an interesting job to have , I can't imagine being able to do all of the travelling myself , I'm more of a homebody type, but it's great to hear about how you both are enjoying this

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    1. Crystal thanks for reaching out! My mom says the same thing (aboout travling so much) lol. But it's great and it really gives my husband and I a chance to know each other better.

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  6. I think sharing the same faith helps a lot. It's wonderful that you like each other. :)

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    1. mail4rosey you nailed it! It would be a whole nother can of worms if we weren't on the same page. Thanks for reaching out!

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  7. I'm so glad that you share this with us and sounds like an awesome job

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    1. Aziel thanks for reach out and it truly is!

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  8. I love traveling with my husband. We have a great time .

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    1. Cynthia thanks for reaching out and I am glad you have the same great experience we have!

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  9. It's funny how so many people think traveling with your significant other can be annoying. It's actually exciting for us -- and it seems to be for you guys as well!

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  10. I didn't know traveling was stressful when you're with your SO. I think it's a great way to strengthen your relationship and bond. I love traveling to new places with my SO!

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  11. I don't get where all of this is coming from. Traveling with your spouse is actually quite fun! Plus you get to know each other on a different level too.

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