Tuesday, July 26, 2011

one of us

Day 2: What I wore Today

What an incredible adventure the Mortal Muses have been on.  Many of you probably don’t remember me, but I was here in the beginning, but due to life situations, I could not keep up with the amazing growth of the Mortal Muses blog and as much as I hated to leave, I had to let this wonderful group go.

I did continue to watch in awe from the sidelines as the Mortal Muses grew and expanded. The projects, the photos, the discussions, the themes, the Flickr pool…all of it just blew me away.  Although I didn’t participate, I watched. I followed the Muses on the MM blog, on their personal blogs, on Flickr, on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and felt honored that they did the same for me.  Over this year, I felt like although I have never met them in person, I have gotten to know these ladies beyond their photographs.

This is what have learned:  one of us is a constant explorer, one of us has an incredibly busy life and is always starting a new venture, one of us writes with such an open heart that her words move me to tears, one of us has been going through a lot of challenges and changes, but faces them like a champ, one of us is expecting some big changes in the next few months, one of us is wonderful at commenting on all of our blogs and photos, one of us takes photos that take my breath away each and every time, one of us transforms photos of  everyday objects into something spectacular,  and one of us has such a unique and identifiable style. As it turns out, “one of us” is ALL of us. As diverse as we all are, we are also the same.  It may seem strange, but I feel such a connection with these women I have never met in person.

It is both sad and exciting to see the "old" Muses move on and to watch a new set of Muses blossom and create.  I look forward to seeing what happens with everyone and welcome all of you to be “one of us” because in my eyes, you already are.   You are all Muses to me.

--Muse Alumni- Stephanie of S.L. Smith Photography

it's time to set my inner WONDER WOMAN free again!
it's time to set my inner wonder woman free again! by luzia pimpinella ♥

16 comments:

modchik said...

what a beautiful post, raised every hair on my body.Eeeek I love it when a post does that!!

Tammy Lee said...

Me too. Goosebumps and a bit weepy. Thanks Stephanie, this is perfect. Xo

urban muser said...

beautiful post stephanie, it says so much.

Colleen Pence said...

I hadn't heard of this blog or the interesting women who share here. Can't wait to come back. Thanks, Stephanie!

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Well said ~ A truly beautiful post.

Suki said...

Big sigh. My heart gets heavy. This is such a wonderful post, Stephanie. Love it!

mosey said...

You have such a big heart. I feel lucky and honoured to know you! x

maureen said...

I agree, it is a sad and exciting time. *sigh*
Thank you for sharing such a warm, loving post. We certainly have created a special connection, haven't we.
xo
Mo

Holly {Soupatraveler} said...

Beautiful words Stephanie, and such incredible sentiment : )

Kat Sloma said...

Stephanie, I'm sorry I never got to know you as a muse but am so happy to read your words now! Thank you for what you brought to Mortal Muses in its first year.

missing moments said...

Wonderful words Stephanie .... and thank you for being there at the begining!

*esra* said...

Wonderful post; beautiful words...

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

What a beautiful post!

blue elephant photography said...

awww i love the post and i could tell who the on of us in each is ;) *hugs* i can't believe it has been a year!

Kirstin said...

Oh Stephanie. I am literally tearing up....x

mamaowl said...

Lovely words!!!

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