I first held a SLR in college and have been holding some type of camera ever since. My uncle, a botanical photographer, once said that photography is really not about photography. An 18-year old may not understand what he was trying to teach me, that the depth and width of a photographer's personal evolution and how he/she relates to the world and to others matters as much as, if not more than, technical mastery. After working in the corporate world for 10+ years, and a four-year journey raising young children while pursing graduate study in liberal arts, I arrived at a place with a renewed passion for photography. What's new now is that the more I photograph, the more vulnerable I feel . Youthful confidence has been replaced by the realization that no shore will likely be visible in my lifetime as I explore the ocean of photography. This tension, however, keeps me going on my quest even though the destination is unknown.