As you probably know, my family and I recently moved across the country (from AL to AZ). Since moving I’ve done a lot of soul searching. As we were getting settled into our new routines, I’ve been getting back to basics (wife and mommy duties). We’ve had so much fun making new friends, swimming, and exploring our new surroundings. In fact, it’s been really hard to find a minute to sit at my desk and do work. It was during this time, that I came to the realization that I have spent WAY too much time sitting in front of a computer screen. Don’t get me wrong, I love photography and all that comes with it, but I’ve decided that I need to take a step back.
Years down the road, when my kids are leaving the nest, I don’t want to think, “man, I should’ve spent more time with them.” There’s only a small window of time that they want me around, and I don’t want to miss out on that. I know that most of you have children as well, and you can totally relate to these feelings. All of this made me realize that I need to let go of some things. Unfortunately I won’t be able to continue publishing The Fort magazine anymore. At this time, I’m still planning on continuing the blog, so please keep submitting your beautiful work for weekly features.
I want to thank all of you for being such great friends and supporters of The Fort. This has been the experience of a lifetime! Over the past year and a half, I’ve had so much fun meeting photographers from all around the world. Your work has inspired me and so many others in ways you’ll never know! I hope that you know how much your words of encouragement have meant to me.