The number of times I have pulled up this blog only to close it again without writing is immense.

Why? I do not know.

I blogged sporadically in early 2012, if at all, and after posting the ‘Best in Big D’ pleading to vote I took a hiatus.

From blogging.

From putting myself out there.

From vulnerability.

I won that 2012 competition, but didn’t celebrate it here. 2011′s nomination and subsequent (and surprising!) win was a blessing. What better way for a newly single mom of 3 to support her family while still being available to drive carpool and be available at the drop of a hat (ie, that dreaded call from the school nurse).

2011 carried me through my last few months as a single mom, and the 2012 nomination (and, again, surprising win) swept me into my first year as a newlywed mom and stepmom.

2013′s nomination led to less fanfare, as I worked to find my balance in this new role as a mom to not just my three, but stepmom to his three, with four schools between them and cooking and cleaning and laundry (OH! The laundry. There are no words.).

2013 blessed another local photographer with the honor, and I was able to hunker down and work on perfecting my crockpot skills while navigating four schools worth of conferences, days off, holidays, and (of course) sick calls from the nurse.

2013 also led to an opportunity by way of kismet and good luck, where a design company in Chicago asked for a proposal to shoot magazine covers on assignment, and then ACCEPTED my bid.

Pinch me.

So while I have been on hiatus from this blog, I have certainly NOT given my camera much of a rest. Now, once or twice a month I fly wherever I am told, photograph a family with an incredible story, stay in a hotel (WITH ROOM SERVICE AND NO KIDS AND SOMETIMES THE CURTAINS BLOCK ALL OF THE LIGHT), and say thanks to the road that got me to here.

Our children: Healthy.
Our relationship: I need to hit ‘publish’ really soon, for a very good reason…no need for 3am editing sessions to keep me company
Myself: Adept at crockpots, schedules, matching socks and juggling. Plus, way more organized than I ever thought (with so much more organization still needed)

In other words, Sugar is back.


One Comment

  1. Kelli said . . .

    Welcome back! I saw on FB you were blogging again and had to come check it out! I have always enjoyed reading your post….personally and professionally! Glad to “see” you! :)

    Posted November 6, 2013 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

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