In 2020, I’ve focused a lot of my efforts on growing my photography business. It’s been a nice distraction from the events in the outside world—a way to express myself and help others do the same. Based on some of my achievements, things have been going well: I developed an online photography course and completed […]

Saying ‘No’ to Something Good & Saying ‘Yes’ to Something Great: Why I’m Closing My Photography Business

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Spoiler alert: This isn’t my first time starting a blog. In fact, my first post dates back to November 28, 2017. And since then, I’ve only written 12 posts, with only one posted in the last year and a half. Based on those stats, it’s easy to believe I’ve failed as a blogger. But I […]

Starting Over Doesn’t Mean You Failed Before

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Full transparency: I’m nervous and uncomfortable talking about racism. My usual social media posts are about motherhood, my kids, and photography—lighthearted and easy to talk about.

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Addressing Racism: How to Feel Less Disheartened & More Empowered to Make Change

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Finding the balance between being a mom and pursuing my other passions is hard. In addition to running my photography business, my husband and I have launched a new business.

It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post. Finding the balance between being a mom and pursuing my other passions is hard. In addition to running my photography business, my husband and I have launched a new business. It’s a lifestyle brand centered around a getaway mountain house. It is an idea that I just couldn’t keep to myself! It is my dream to provide others with a unique short term rental experience and also inspire others to be more present in their everyday lives. What I need in my personal life is what led me to start Cozy Escapes. I have a hard time disconnecting and being fully present with my family. I am distracted by the mounting housework, the email notifications, and reminders on social media of all the local activities we we’re missing.

Creating Balance

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I set a goal to take a self portrait every day for the month of February. Yes, it was nice that February was the shortest month because getting set-up to take self portraits is a lot of work (and I did miss a few days)! I knew that not every image would have the strongest […]

Reflections on Motherhood

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Writing down your goals increases the odds of achieving them. Creating goals that are specific and measurable provides a way to gauge success. Having action plans to support your goals is a way to break down a large goal into smaller steps.   Here are my 5 goals for 2018: 1. {Personal Photography} Complete a project […]

5 Goals for 2018

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I broke my ankle which meant filling out a lot of paper at urgent care and the orthopedic office. For the first time I filled in the line for occupation with Photographer. I had put in my notice at my corporate job and was ready to own my new profession. While working in DC, I avoided […]

I Quit My Corporate Job

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For the longest time, I did not want start a blog. Here was my reasoning: I don’t enjoy writing I don’t think I am witty, funny, or clever I don’t have time I don’t have any ideas for blog content I don’t want to blog just because everyone else is No one will read it […]

I Did Not Want To Start a Blog

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