Who am I?
If you had asked me this question a year ago my answer would have been: I am Mallory's mom, Glen's wife and I work at The Apothecary Gift Shop. The problem with that answer is that there is no ME in it. I was being what everyone needed me to be for them. Don't get me wrong though, that is my own fault, not theirs. My family has always been super supportive of everything that I have wanted to do. No, it is my own fault, I have a servant heart and I am a people pleaser by nature. I just want everybody to be happy. I had dreams of being creative, I just didn't dare pursue them because that would take time away from my family and job.
Then in September of last year, major changes happened. Mallory left for her first year of college in another state (really only the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, but it seems like another state). I decided to quit my job at the gift shop. It was finally MY time. There were so many things that I wanted to do. Top of my list of ME things was to FINALLY devote time to improving my photography skills.
At the start of 2012 I made a decision and I wasn't going to let myself out of it this time. I was going to start taking pictures! I was going to take some photography related e-courses, do the homework that went with the classes, and start a blog to track my progress. I have not been perfect in all my classes, as far as, doing the homework, but I improve with each class. I am learning tons!
I am still happily Glen's wife and Mallory's mom, but I am also a:
Photoshop Elements learner
chef (in my house at least)
writer (my favorite discovery about myself)
I can't wait to see what new discoveries I will make about myself over the next year, but for now...
This is who I am.