2013….If You Dare

The New Year is in motion–as are the Anderson’s

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Constand motion.

Nothing is more the truth than this family never stops!  One thing after the other…always moving and changing and moving and grooving and if anything……living.

I don’t know what day it is sometimes.  I look at my hubby and smile and realize that if anything, thank god, we are in this together.  I love it and hate it and  resent it and would NEVER take it back all at the same time!  I am my family.  My family is me.  What ever I am, who ever I want to be and where ever I find myself my family, my favorite five come with me.  Shadows sometimes, ring leaders at other times–no matter–still mine.


I laugh so many times a day, for example, Matt came running down the stairs walks into the living room realizing the fire was probably out by now and said outloud, “the fire doctor is here.”  At the same time Tatum, the girl of my life, said, mommy daddy just said, “I fart in your ear.”  I busted it.  She looked at me in amazment and said, “what?” I said, “I don’t think that’s what he actually said.”  She and I looked at each other and started laughing.  Oh! Tatum I can’t wait to talk to you about your first LOVE!

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Oh if I had someone to talk to about my first loves.  I thought I saw him one day when getting gas and I thought I would die.  I thought I was going to revert back to my 16 year old self that has nothing to do with ME.  I glanced over and met his eyes and he met mine.  I know it was him.  We both knew with no regrets, just amazment probably that we were both still alive.


Something about this year tells me to hold my head high and know the best is coming.  There may be some trials and errors, there may, most certainly be some challenges and disagreements, but really all in all the lens of my life is coming into focus and I am starting, more closely to see….

to see exactly what it is I am shooting for.


May the new year bring peace, love, prosperity  and excitment.


Author: openlifestudio

I am a self taught photographer and mixed media artist with a degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts in classical theatre performance. Stage was my first love and brought me into the world art while photography is what made me want to stay. I am married to superman, and am the mother of three little super-ducks. I studied creative writing at the Univeristy of Tn and classical drama at the NC School of the Arts, and a Masters in Education with concentration of inclusion and curriculum. I've liived in NYC and LA for the past decade and moved back to TN for some home cooking and back yard fun . I spend most of my days getting little ones through life and playing in my studio. I sell my work through different venues and am really happy where I find myself these days. I love to drink a bottle of wine (with my hubby) coupled with extra cheddar blast goldfish! Having kids has changed my life, the arts has shaped my life, and my soulmate continues everyday to walk through my life beside me. What else could a country city girl like me need.

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