5 February 2015





Life has thrown quite a bit at us this last 8 months or so. Surprise* pregnancies and all the trauma that unfolded during the early days of this pregnancy, unintentional [but welcome] home renovations, building work disasters and marital strain have all played their part in making both my husband and I very weary this winter.

We're muddling through and while we could both really benefit from a bloody good sleep [or several] we're making it through together. We know that beneath the pressures of daily life, we are two very blessed people and so I am doing my best to carry on with a positive heart and accepting that it's ok to fail at this from time to time. And when I stop and really think about life, or just look down at my son, I see how easy it is to be happy and fulfilled and content.

Life ebbs and flows away and we're never on a constant incline or decline. It's all about balance and I'm trying to be mindful of this. My biggest personal goals for 2015 and beyond are to live more mindfully and consciously and our little guy is always my biggest reminder and motivation for becoming a better person.

Last year I failed at committing to Jodi's The 52 project, and a lot of the issues I cited in the first paragraph were my excuse. But now I am committing to an arguably more challenging project; the 365 project. A photo every day for a year. 

I'm not promising to post 365 photos but I am making a promise to myself: to pick up the camera every day for a year. My goal is simple, to both better my photographic skills and my memory. Life is picking up pace yet again, with the imminent arrival of a second son in approximately 7 weeks' time. I've witnessed already how quickly children change in short spaces of time and it's about time I committed to capturing our life regularly and wholeheartedly.

*Not really that much of a surprise.


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