Just when you think you've got life figured out, or at least are keeping your head above water, everything changes.  Sometimes good, sometimes bad, sometimes just totally weird but changes will always come.  I'm excited and anticipating a wonderful change with baby Grey coming literally any day now!  It will be challenging to learn how to be a mom to two little boys, and also learning how to balance my photography work (can something this enjoyable really be called work?) with added family responsibilities.  Sometimes when I think about it, I just feel overwhelmed and wonder how on earth I can be successful as a mother and wife AND as a photographer.  But during one of my midnight bouts of insomnia, I realized that success is kind of like art, it's not easily defined and it's different for every person.  One thing I do know is that the more I love and care for my family, the better photographer I'll become.  My boys (the husband too!) are my inspiration.  So even though I haven't figured out exactly what my goals for success should be, I know they're at the top of the list.

"A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both".

-François Auguste René Chateaubriand


P.S.    These photos are self-portraits that I shot at 33 weeks pregnant.  It took me almost 2 hours to shoot 1 roll of film but I'm so glad that I did it.