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I’m back!

So it has been over a year since my last post (Quitting Photography).  When I decided to quit, well for the most part, I just felt like I did not have much to say.  I wanted to focus more on family, the holidays, summer…everything except for writing.  During my hiatus much has happen and life […]

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goodbye photography, hello being a mom!

For nine years I have owned my own business.  Nine years ago I became a mom… It was always our plan for me to stay at home with the kids.  I must say before I had Cy I had thoughts about keeping some kind of part-time job to get me out of the house.  Ronny […]

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Trish - You have always rocked it babe. No regrets. Your kids got alot of strength and independence from seeing you..thru stuggles..thru play ..thru working. But making a new choice means new opportunity for of your family. Good for you Andrea Rae. Do whatever makes you dance…you’ve never let anything stop you before. I am so proud of the woman, wife and mommy you are. Love you as always, Trish

Tina - Congratulations Andrea on wholly embracing your new journey. The struggles you specified I have identified with painfully as well in the last year. Raising a virtual glass and cheering you on from NJ!

toni raper - I just had to say Bravo! This photography thing gets its claws into you and takes so long to know when to rip them out. I wish you all the best in getting back to your roots, you are a great example of being honest & real xo

kat - although I’m not as busy as you are, i’m in the same boat! but i haven’t made the decision to quit yet. My oldest just turned 4 and i can’t believe where the time has gone and i’m wasting time doing this when i could be loving the life i have… it just confirms what i already know. thanks for sharing….

Paula Charchenko - YAY for you. I think we live parallel lives. I want to do the same, and am trying to cut back and find balance. I wish our financial situation would allow me to quit cold turkey. I would in a heartbeat.

Enjoy those kiddos.

Emily - Thank you SO much for this honest post. Really really thank you. I always see that quote “if you have to choose between kids and work, choose the kids. There will be plenty of time for work later” and this post really brought that home to me.

I love love love photography and I have been toying with the idea of going into business. What you wrote here exactly sums up all my fears and hesitations about doing so. Photography is a wonderful hobby and it bring me so much joy to document my 2 year old daughter’s life. Maybe I should just keep it at that….

Hallie D - Thank you! I feel like I just wrote a version of this myself just over a month ago! Sorta felt like no one understood how it can be, how all consuming “work” can be, how even if physically present, how it takes you away mentally!

May Bo - Oh my gosh… this is exactly what I needed to hear. I’m a mom with two little kids. I do photography for fun and started to do it for other people. People kept on coming and coming and coming… My kids need me more than the computer/camera. Thank you for the post.

Melanie Leighton - Well done! I don’t know how you have possibly got this far working so hard – I struggle with juggling my photography business and 2 kids – I honestly can’t imagine life with six. Enjoy every minute of family life! It will definitely bring you far greater rewards than photography ever could! x

admin - Hey Liz!

Thank you so much for sharing your views and thoughts on my journal. I wish you have a fabulous Thanksgiving! Cheers! Andrea

Debrah - Your hosetny is like a beacon

another year

Yesterday was September 12th.  I was not looking forward to “tomorrow”.  Why did it come so fast?  I do not want to be another year older.  I can say I am officially in my mid-30s now.  Duh-duh-duh…the big 34.  Sigh… Hubby said it is just another day older.  But it isn’t.  From now on whenever […]

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