Holy crap, our house is finally move-in ready. Thank heavens, because I’m not sure that I had another weekend of manual labor in me. If I was ever on the fence about having carpal tunnel before the reno, I can definitely confirm it now. I’m also fairly confident that the dog thinks we’re bat-shit crazy since all we do every weekend now is go up to that house and feel up the walls day and night. Can’t say I blame him. We did so much painting recently that when I went to bed I was having dreams about painting, too. That’s when you know it’s time to put the paint roller down and walk away. For the time being, I don’t have any “final” pics to show you since we finished up late Saturday night and left for home on Sunday at 4am. Thought it might also be nice to have some furniture in there before the big reveal. You know, for effect. The move is happening in a few weeks so all of us will just have to be patient.
In the meantime though there is plenty to keep me busy! I’ve been hinting for several months now that there are some major changes coming this year and I’m so excited that I can finally let that cat out of the bag! Where to start…. So the fact that I’ve been doing photography and videography for a while now is no secret. We’ve been fortunate enough with my side business that effective this coming Friday I am leaving my position with US Bank and making it my new full-time gig! In addition to that, I will be hitting the road with Josh as he makes the remaining stops on the FLW Tour as well as the Northern & Southern BASS Opens. We have certainly spent our fair share of time apart over the years, I am “The Fisherman’s Widow” after all. Gotta say it will be pretty swell to see him on a daily basis again. This lifestyle is something that we have been working hard towards for several years and to know that it’s only a mere days away feels like a dream.
In addition to being a bass fishing gypsy, I will be upping my media game time. Starting with a new docu-series that Josh and I will be filming about his rookie year on the Tour and my take as the wife on the sidelines. With his permission to shoot all the ups and downs that come with fishing tournaments, I’m hoping to capture the real and raw side of this sport that is unknown to so many. Ever since Josh went all-in with the sport, I haven’t been able to attend many of his events due to scheduling conflicts with my job so this will be an entirely new experience for me, too. I have no idea what to expect so I think I’m just going to buckle up and enjoy the ride!
In between all that, I would also like to get back into doing more cooking videos. I've really been sucking at that lately and this time I need to get over my camera shy-ness. What a concept, right? It's easier being behind the camera rather than in front of it. Oh, and I forgot the best news of all! THIS gal got hired by Bassmaster to come work for them at the Classic in Houston next month!! Are you freakin’ kidding me?!? I will be editing the GoPro footage that the anglers will bring in from their boat everyday as well as putting together a photo gallery of takeoff each morning. Talk about a pinch me moment! I honestly can’t think of a better way to kick off my new career.
There’s so much to look forward to in the coming year and I really hope that you all will join us for the journey! First up for us will be at the next stop of the FLW Tour on the Harris Chain of Lakes in central Florida. Be sure to follow our social media accounts for all the latest action!
The Fisherman's Widow
Josh Douglas Fishing
Hey there -
I'm Bri! Lover of food, wine, and photography that is currently traveling with my professional bass fishing husband along with our cantankerous rottie, Kigen. When not traveling you can find me living the lake life off the shores of Lake Mille Lacs in Isle, MN. Pour a drink, pull up a chair and join me as I journey across the country documenting it all along the way!