Wife. Mother. Dog Lover. Marathoner. Photographer.
If anyone ever tells you that having a child won't change you, they are lying. Stare them in the face and watch their nose grow two inches. Two sons later, I can confidently say that they have pushed me to be more authentic to myself than anything I could have ever imagined. They are my "raison d'être."
One of my life goals was to be in great health, but a month after having my first son, I didn't FEEL healthy. (A diet of gourmet donuts, Belgian waffles and fried chicken will do that to you.) So on a whim, I decide to enter the random drawing for the NYC Marathon having never ran a marathon in my life. I mean, what's the likelihood I'm going to be one of the 12% that they select? Well 26.2 miles later, I can officially call myself a Marathoner.
This led me to think, "If I can run a marathon, what ELSE can I do?"
I spoke for YEARS (Seriously, since I was in high school) about being a professional photographer. I've always enjoyed taking photos and appreciated great photojournalism, but I never took the next step beyond vacation and family photos since it was not in line with the corporate career path that I was also focused and driven to succeed in. It was not until my first son was born that things shifted for me to also pursue something that fuels my soul.
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