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A {Major} Change is in the Air {Big News #3}

After 7 long years, I finally turned in my letter of resignation at my day job (with the school). This ends my 16 year career in education and I’m not looking back.

Many people are asking me if I am going into photography full time. My answer is the same and has been for the last 6 years — an unequivocal NO. I never want to be a full time photographer. That just isn’t in me. As much as I love shooting and creating an image, I loathe the editing and I never want to lose the love for photography just for the sake of loving it. Not doing it because of work.

So, what am I going to do now? This brings me to big news #3 (I always do things in 3′s…that includes major life changes as evidenced in Big News #1 – moving to a new house Big News #2 – adopting {the most perfect} dog on the planet) – I have accepted an offer to work at  SLR Lounge full time as of today!

I joke that I’ll still be grading papers –just papers written by adults. I’ll be writing a lot, editing a lot and managing a lot of stuff. I am very, very honored that the guys at SLR Lounge (UNDFIND and LJP Photography) trust my abilities and talent to take this big leap for them and for me. And I am super excited to begin a new chapter in my life.

As I left from my exit interview at a job that I both loved and not loved for 7 years –I felt familiar butterflies in my stomach. A feeling of freedom, but also much fear. Change is scary. And there have been many, many changes for me in the last few years.

Change is good. It keeps me fresh and it keeps me growing. I hope you will all support me by clicking on my articles from time to time. I’ll still be writing here daily, too. And for a girl that doesn’t have a lot to say aloud, I seem to have much to type.

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Joe - December 9, 2013 - 1:22 pm

Best of luck, Hanssie! You’ll be missed, but at least we can still read about what’s new in your life…assuming you’ll keep writing and posting on your blog. :)

Michelle Wells - December 5, 2013 - 1:25 pm

WOOOOOHOOOOOOO!

Beth - December 5, 2013 - 11:17 am

:) :( I wish you all the best with both a happy and sad heart.

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