Oh, there are so many words dancing in my head right now. The lack of time to write is making my head spin and I am in serious need of some cathartic writing time. Now’s not it, but it’s time to purge my brain.
Many of you know I am in serious love with Instagram. It has been such a joy for me during the last six months and my heart overflows with happy each time I get in bed at night & re-live my day. I love the moments I capture on a whim. & sometimes, those moments are the only thing that keep me going. Choosing to remember the joy.
There are tears and dark circles, cups of coffee and yawns galore each day. But…this is just a season.
I made a deal with myself back when I started writing this blog five years ago, that I would always write from a place of positivity. I would share, encourage and struggle out loud. But I would not complain. I would not criticize. I would not judge. & the last six months have really taught me a lot about myself. Complaining does no one any good. Judgment? Who needs it. Warm support? Can’t get enough.
Those of you who have reached out to me–with kind words and abundant encouragement–on days where I could barely keep my eyes open–thank you. You have helped me keep my positive spirit. It has been easy to lose, but at the end of the day, I am positive. A loving husband. A beautiful girl. A beautiful boy. Images to remind me of their joys. It’s not all perfect, and pretty, and wonderful. But enough of it is. & that is what I’ll choose to remember.
Here’s an article that I think you might find worthwhile, if you’ve been as sleep-deprived and exhausted as I have lately. It’s worth the read. Promise: dear sweet mom who thinks she is failing.
& Project 52 is off to a very collaborative start! If you’d like to join in–it’s not too late. Here’s everything you need to know about
& those of you who are linking up (please let me know if you need to be edited/added!):
Adventures in Mommyhood • And Now • Aubrey My Love • Blossoms & Vintage • Bugs & Boo-Boos • Candice Craves • Candidly Colette • Caynay Photography • Christina’s Project 52 • Chronicles of KT • Claire Jane • The Crain’s Nest • Dana Moran Photography • The Daulton Dabbler • Englexas • Everything Eatherton • Fairy Wings & Dinosaurs • Finding Joy • Firecracker Mama • Freckled Pink • From Stanwood to Seoul • Gin & Juice Boxes • Heather Marie Portraits • Ici & La • It’s a Graham Life • It’s a Strange & Lovely Ride • Kate L Photography • Keeping up with the Carters • Kim Percival Photography • Living for Love • Lizzi Photography • Mahina & Lucas • Mama Bethany • McLain Padilla Photography • Mist Moments • Memories by Mere • Moments & Impressions • The Mommyhood Memos • Moo with Me • Moxie Made • My Tots Travel • Navigating the Mothership • Nicole Dina Photography • Oh the Places We’ll Go • Our Baby Behr • Our Splendid Little Life • Phreckle Face Photography • Quiet Footsteps •Rachel Gray Photography • The Robersons • Shades of Bliss • Shutter Mama Blog • Side of the Table • Simply Us • Snaps of Our Life • Squamish Baby • The Todd’s • Truly Dedicated Mommy • We Aren’t Scared of Sugar • We’re Better Together • Wicked Kate • Wokabout • Z as in Zebra