It has been a long time since I posted anything here. I want to say something profound and meaningful about why there hasn’t been a post for almost 3 years, there isn’t a good reason. Life and motherhood and homeschooling took precedence. I’m not even sure why I kept the blog open. Maybe as a way to come back to it when life wasn’t so hectic. Like life will ever not be hectic…. Or I knew eventually I’d be back at it. What ever the reason I am grateful that my blog stayed available. Photography is meant to be shared. I forgot that in all the worry of the every day. I definitely lost track of that in my obsession to post what I thought other people would like to see. I forgot what I like most about photography and that is, every person has a unique view of the world and that should be shared regardless of how many likes you get. I take photographs because I love taking photographs. I was being bogged down trying to keep up with the other wonderful photographers on social media and I lost my own vision. I became disheartened, I put my camera down one day and the next thing I knew a year had gone by. I did a few photos for friends and I volunteered to take photos for my children’s AHG troop. But I didn’t take photos because I love taking photos. So another year went by. I took obligatory photos of birthday’s and holidays. But again not because I love it. And that shows in the work. And another year went by.
Recently, someone reached out to me. Asked me to take photo’s for them. For their business. They want my unique view of the world to help them with their endeavor.
Now here I am revitalized. Realizing just how much I missed my camera. How much I missed my own view of the world. It took someone asking me to share that view with them for me to come back here.
So here I am! It’s funny how this revelation has come at the end of the year just as a new decade is about to begin. So because I skipped out on a few years of posting and it is almost a new decade, how about a retrospective of the past 10 years. (Funny how this also coincides with my eldest turning 10 this coming March. I can not believe I will soon have a 10 year old.) Just a few of my favorites from the past 10 years. And ones not seen by anyone but myself. Because, after all, photographs are meant to be seen.
Here’s to a New Year and the beginning of a new PuddleWonderful!