Heck, Mom.me is planning a New Year’s
Resolution Fail Twitter
Party for later in the month!
So I don't bother. But I do believe in new
beginnings. Since I became a mom, I have reinvented myself a number of times. After
leaving my career to stay home with my daughter, I spent the first year of her
life immersed in motherhood.
A seed was planted, and it has grown with incredible voracity.
Then I realized I needed to focus some energy
on me. I rediscovered my passion for writing and jumped in headfirst. For the
first time in my life, I had the opportunity to truly be a writer, and I have
loved it. Blogging and freelancing put me back in touch with my creative self.
Then I picked up a camera and began to explore
a different way to express myself and tell stories. I have
always enjoyed taking photographs. And for years people have told me I have an
eye for it. But I never had more than a casual interest before being selected
by National Geographic editors for a special
I was incredibly honored. Inspired. Then an email came
explaining my photograph was being considered for a National Geographic book on
photography. A seed was planted, and it has grown with incredible voracity.
"You have found your gift," people tell me when I
share my work. Friends have asked me to photograph their children, even
offering to pay me to do so. My husband has suggested I look into selling some
of my images.