Regardless of how hard I tried to slow down time, to savour every minute with my kids, to kick and scream and fight my internal emotional battles, it’s time for me to go back to being a tax accountant next week.
It has been an eventful year. Savanna’s arrival gave me a year to be with away from work and spend it with people I love the most. I always feel so grateful for the opportunities she has given me. The year gave me a lot of time to evaluate my life, and make some changes I have been wanting to make. We had time to spend a week in Whistler, go to Disney with my brother’s family, and to visit my family in Taiwan and friends in Hong Kong. I have gained a few new valuable friendships. I also had the time to finally launch the photography business I’ve been thinking about for many years.
I have grown so attached to my kids; it would be really hard for me to peel myself away and go to work everyday. And knowing the nature of the job, I am bracing myself for the stress and long hours. My only consolation is that Cliff will be staying home full time with the kids and I have no worries about them being well cared for.
A lot of people have asked me, “So what about photography?” I will never stop being fascinated and challenged by all aspects of photography for as long as I live. In terms of the business aspect, I plan to keep shooting. The photography diploma courses may be put on hold for a little while, just while I get a feel of this new arrangement on the home and work front.
I will try my best to keep up with the blogging. To get in touch, you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow me on Twitter (angela_chang).