Leave of absence...

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by mauve, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
    For (happy) personal reasons, I no longer can be active with this wonderful site, which I regret, and not even keep up with simply reading the messages.

    I hope to be back sooner or later, and will miss the friendship of this place meanwhile. But my path is now on a different adventure, and I have priorities to sort out.

    Thank you, all of you for what you brought me - especially, of course, Amin for creating this wonderful site in the first place.

    A glimpse of my new life, as a father :


    Best wishes to everyone, and hope to see you soon !

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  2. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Wow.....congrats. I can't even imagine a life change like that. Definitely no time for goofy internet forums. Have fun in your new chapter. All the best!
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  3. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Congrats, and come back with more baby pictures! Its been a pleasure.

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  4. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    Congratulations!!! Enjoy this wonderful time. We'll see you when we see you and you and remember...a baby picture now and again would be cool. :2thumbs:
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  5. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Congratulations! Do post some baby pictures on the site every now and then!
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  6. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    Good luck- plus.. kids sleep a lot, so sneak back on once in a while and show the baby pics!

    (Kids and Dogs are the best subjects!)
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  7. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Congratulations, I'm glad to hear you are leaving for the best of reasons. I'm sure you'll return when time permits, in the meantime enjoy this wonderful and precious time in your life. :smile:
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  8. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Congratulations Mauve, remember to take lots and lots and lots of photographs - that's what the camera is for you know! :rofl:

    All the best

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  9. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Congratulations, Mauve! Fatherhood was the beginning of my photographic life, in earnest. I'll miss you here. Hope to see you on G+. All best, Amin
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  10. Christilou

    Christilou Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 25, 2010
    Camberley, Surrey
    Awww, Mauve. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us! Congratulations!
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  11. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 13, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    Congratulations on the new addition to your family! Your life will be richer and we look forward to your return!
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  12. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    From Brussels, congrats to your wife and you, and welcome to Adrien !
    As said, babies sleep a lot, and make excellent subjects to take pictures, so, I hope we'll read more of you !

    C U
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  13. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Huge congratulations Mauve! I'll miss your input, but fully understand the pulling back. I took a very long break from serious photography when my kids came along. I took enough to preserve the memories, but the kids were the art - the photos mostly became memories for many years.

    So, enjoy and treasure this time. Come back when and if you can, but stay focussed on what's important!

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  14. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Congratulations - cherish and enjoy every minute, the time passes much too quickly. :2thumbs:
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  15. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    You will be missed

    Hi Mauve,

    i'm very gratified that your personal resin is a happy one. That said, I'll miss your contributions greatly, and hope we get more of them in the future.

    Your friend in New England, Alan
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  16. Spaceghost33

    Spaceghost33 Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 23, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Christopher Stelter
    All the best

    Mauve, congratulations! Enjoy. Fatherhood is by far the most rewarding treasure of life. Savor the moments (and capture them as well!). We'll be here when you get back. Like an old friend waiting at an outdoor cafe' with a cup of coffee and stories to share.
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  17. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    Congratulation bro. I have two pet humans and I can say having a family is amazing in so many ways. I'd say best of luck, but you won't need it.


    Kelly :^)

    Sent from my iPhone using Mu-43 App
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  18. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 28, 2010
    Redding, CT USA
    Congratulations! How quickly the newborn changes...unnoticed by those close at hand. Capture those memories. Enjoy the journey.
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  19. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    FULLY UNDERSTOOD .... !!! Felicitations.
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  20. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Congratulations and good luck! Hopefully you'll return some day.

    Get some sleep. :biggrin:
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