My boys are 7 months and 5 days old today. I am a few miles into a very long race. The start of my journey has been marked with lots of laughter and many joyous occasions, but also with many sleepless nights and exhaustion. I have learned to survive off of 5 hours of sleep and some how manage to deliver energetic lectures to my 165 students and give lots of love to my sweet boys.
I read an article awhile back in The Atlantic called Why Women Still Can’t Have it All and so much of it resonated with me. From what I remember of it, the author, Anne-Marie Slaughter, discusses the struggle that so many working moms have in a working world that doesn’t allow much room for us to be awesome moms but also lead stellar careers. Most of my girl friends and I have our masters degrees, are total over achievers and have fabulous careers. I have BIG goals for my life, as do they. But then I have to factor in pumping (which controls so much of my life right now), getting little sleep (so much of my energy to do it all is zapped) and that the nice plethora of extra time I once had is now gone (but I love my boys oh so much, so it’s worth it). How do my working momma friends, and myself, do it? Or what do we give up, so we can focus on what we love?
Most of my Los Angeles friends work outside the home, yet I am the only one of my friends in Orange County who is a working momma. But even if I was like my OC mommas, I would yearn to be shooting lots of gorgeous Seniors, dive deeper into my business, go to workshops, market like crazy, blog all the time and be on the up and up on social media. So if I was at home with my boys, I am sure I still wouldn’t have as much time as I would want to focus on one of my greatest passions. Having twins is CRAZY time consuming! My husband and I never get a break, but when I do get out for a shoot, it’s like heaven.
So instead of apologizing for not blogging…sorry Google, I wanted to let my readers now that I have not fallen off the face of the earth, but let you all know that I took the past several weeks off to try to figure things out. I wanted to slow down and enjoy my time with my boys after I got off work and not rush off to a photo shoot or have blog guilt. But now 8 weeks into being back at work, I am ready to add photography and blogging back onto my plate. I have so many fun things I want to blog about, and I have lots and lots of fabulous photos to show you all.
But for the next few months, up through June, as I still get used to this working momma thing, I will be taking on very few photo sessions. So if you were thinking of booking a fabulous Senior shoot or a wonderful family session, BOOK NOW, otherwise my time will be zapped up.