It’s amazing to me how quickly life changes. One day you’re a career woman who dreams of one day having a family, the next…you’re thrown into parenthood full force without so much as a paddle to hang onto. I’ve always wanted to be a mother, but I had no idea how much work I was asking for. Don’t get me wrong, I love this little face with all my heart. She wakes up smiling and I find myself completely distracted by her cuteness. And even as I write this final post, she’s playing in her activity gym…talking to herself…and making sure I know that she’s there.

With that said, today is bittersweet. Perhaps after my previous post, you saw this coming. As much as I wanted to do it all, I have come to the harsh reality that I am not wonder woman. I simply can’t juggle being a mom, career woman, photographer and blogger. I already gave up working full time – that actually wasn’t too hard, with the exception of missing my old coworkers back in corporate America. Photography…well, the whole reason I started to take photos was so that one day I would be able to capture my children growing up. I definitely won’t be giving that up. But blogging…that’s something that I have really tried hard to maintain and my participation has been lackluster at best. I’m re-prioritizing my life, and being the best mom I can be to that little face won.

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What I can say is that my time with the Mortal Muses has been incredible. The talent in this community is unreal. Looking through the Muse Flickr-stream is like strolling through a museum. You all should be so proud. And although I won’t be writing as a muse anymore, I will always be here in spirit…cheering you on from the sidelines. My little girl may have taken priority, but my heart will always be in photography. Thank you for inspiring me.


Ashley of Ramblings and Photos