Monday, July 6, 2009

check out where i've been.

Thanks for stopping by. Sorry I haven't written anything in so long, but have a look at the business I started almost a year ago: SPILLED MILK PHOTOGRAPHY. It's a roaring success and I'm loving every minute of it!

Much love,

Thursday, January 15, 2009

happy belated blogiversary to me.

Dear Blog,

I started writing you just over a year ago and I became instantly obsessed. I visited you every day. I thought about you constantly. It was not always the most healthy relationship, but through you I met many incredible people from all over the world. I wrote some funny stuff. I wrote some not-so-funny stuff. I even had a little bit of a fan following because of you. Does 3 people count as a fan following?

And then, mostly through you, I discovered my new passion... photography. Without you I wouldn't have met other amazing photographers who inspired me to improve. I wouldn't have started carrying my camera everywhere so I could participate in Photostory Friday and PhotoHunt. I carried my camera everywhere so that you, my dear blog, would be colourful and interesting and fun.

And because I carried my camera everywhere, friends started to notice and wanted me to take pictures for them. One even suggested I get paid to do what I love.

So the photography took over and I started a business. And you, my original firstborn blog, took a back seat to my new adventure. And now I don't have time for you at all.

I miss you. I love writing. I love spending time crafting words and sentences. I miss archiving everything that goes on in my life through you. I never kept a diary until you, my dear blog, but because of you, I realize that I should have all along because I love expressing myself and my feelings with words.

So, I'm sorry. I'm sorry I've abandoned you for the more urgent need to express myself creatively through photography, while at the same time earning some much needed money.

But thank you. Because without you I wouldn't have known how to create my photography blog for potential clients to see my work. And without that new blog I wouldn't been fully booked until the end of April. Without you I wouldn't be doing something I love and enjoying it so much.

So although I miss you and all my blogging friends very much, I'm happy in my real life which is what I was seeking when I started writing you in the first place.

Please forgive me for not visiting more often, but remember, it's me, not you.

With that said, I am officially putting you into hibernation so I can stop feeling guilty every time I think of something I want to write about and don't. I'll be back when my business slows down or when Csilla goes to school full time. Whichever comes first.

In the meantime, try not to be to jealous of your younger sibling where I still post quite often.

Thanks for everything you've brought to my life in the past year. I wouldn't be where I am right now without you.

Love,

Carolyn

ps - I read a great post a long time ago about how to make your dreams come true. (Visit the post here... thanks for writing it Fracas!) I think about this post all the time and have been meaning to write about it ever since I read it. Every word is true. If you simply get busy being yourself and doing what you love to do, the universe will conspire to make your dreams come true. I had to add this because I didn't want to put you, my dear blog, into hibernation without at least linking to a post I thought was so terrific.

Ciao for now.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

ho ho ho!


I know I haven't been around this blog much, but I've suddenly developed a very busy - yet very happy - life as a working photographer. I'm thrilled to meet new families each week and capture many fun memories with my photography. The downside to this joy is my massive lack of free time and the (temporary) demise of this blog.

To those of you out there who have kept in touch, thank you. It means the world to me. And know this... that the many friends I have met this year through my blog (yes you) were extremely pivotal in helping me to reinvent a life for myself which looks much more like the one I had always hoped for. I know it must seem almost ungrateful to desert the ones (you) who helped me create this new life for myself and for that I'm terribly sorry and I miss you all.

But thank you thank you for all the friendships I have made this year through my blog. It's been an incredible gift.

I do expect things to slow for me in the next little while, so hopefully regular blogging will resume. In the meantime, check out what's been keeping me busy over at my photography blog... and please, drop a comment and say hi!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

i'm still here.

I haven't been posting because I'm sure you're all sick of reading my lame excuses for not blogging almost as much as I have grown tired of writing them.

Let's just say I've been busy. As you know, I'm trying to start a photography business and I didn't realize how hard that is to do with about 1 hour of child-free, housework-free, cooking-free, cleaning-free time per day. And Csilla isn't exactly cooperating with Mama having a job either. She doesn't like it and spends all our days together trying to divert my attention away from the computer and the work I am trying to finish. I suppose I can't blame her. She's had my undivided attention for almost four years now and isn't too interested in change.

Oh, and we've all had rotten colds too.

Gosh.This is sounding a heck of a lot like another lame excuse.

But hey! All is not lost. Check out more of my photography work by clicking on the bright pink and orange banner on my sidebar. Or click on this: Spilled Milk Photography. I've posted 2 or 3 new shoots recently.

Yippee and thanks for checking in.

ps - I am still reading your blogs but I'm saving time by not commenting. Hope you understand. xo c

Thursday, October 2, 2008

don't vote. it's not like anything important is riding on it.

I'm still working on client photos - no time for blogging - but this is important so I thought I'd bust a quick post.

(And it doesn't hurt that I love Leonardo. I could watch this over and over and over and over... enjoy!)

And vote. Yes you.



(And if you're Canadian like me, you don't need to register. Visit my friend Buzz for more information and links about voting in Canada.)

And if you're not going to vote, why not?

Don't know who to vote for?

Get off your lazy butt, stop watching TV or surfing YouTube or blogging incessantly and do the research. Figure out who you want to vote for and then get to it people.

You need to vote!!