Sunday, January 17, 2010

New Perspective

photo by my son, Jack
Since becoming a work-at-home-mom and having a husband who travels weekly, life for me became somewhat isolated. My extended family lives 700 miles away, I struggle to put myself out there and have dealt with bouts of depression.
Then I had the good fortune to be allowed to become a contributor to this wonderful blog. Since joining, I have had a new perspective. I can be connected to positive and encouraging people. I look forward to seeing everyone's unique take on a single theme. I feel involved and valued by giving and receiving comments. I have gained some personal purpose again and I love it. So many of you have me looking at things differently and not just photographically.
I have allowed myself some me time and I feel "out there" again.
Thank you!


  1. ((((hugs)))) we're so happy to have you! and thank you for sharing something so personal about yourself - so authentic and real. this is why i love the blog and the blogging world. such genuine and loving people.

    and your furbaby Jack is just gorgeous

  2. Traci what a beautiful photo, Jack did a good job. I look forward to hearing more about what you are up to. I am new to the group too and feel honored that they let me in to participate with all these talented artists :)

  3. A beautiful photo of you Traci!

    My husband used to travel weekly also - so I understand the depression.

    I send you my understanding and a big hug - for whenever you need it!

  4. traci...i LOVE your photo Jack did a super job...i know how you feel and am glad that blogging has helped , it can be a very caring community!

  5. awww! this is so sweet! we enjoy having you here...and this made my day! i can relate and i appreciate you sharing your story with us!

  6. I was a stay at home mom for 12 years and got "cabin fever" a few times.. I survived it and my kids (32 and 27) make me realize how worthwhile all the years were.. They are such wonderful adults and I wouldn't trade one second of those 12 years (the good and bad)for anything. Thanks for sharing.

  7. What a beautiful portrait!...and I think many of us share a similar perspective of sharing on this site:)

  8. beautiful write up, just as the photo. have a warm hug. :)

  9. my hubby is currently working in another state, while I stay home with our baby who is 18 and a senior in high I know how you feel and I also know what the world of blogging can do for our spirits...

    thanks for your honesty....

    do you have your own blog ?

  10. Thank you all for you sweet and supportive comments! Yes, Beth I do have a blog and it also has given me a lot of satisfaction! (One Fell Out of the Cuckoos Nest)
    I do know that staying at home is best, it just gets to me at times.

    I was a little apprehensive about being so honest, but I feel very safe here.

    Thanks again, Ladies!

  11. i am so glad you are a part of this blog and sharing your life!


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