1.7.15

the art of just being



Clearly I enjoy documenting, well everything. As far back as I can remember I've enjoyed it. From journals, to pictures, to both, and now this blog. I've poured a lot of time and effort into this blog, and it's something I love. It holds a lot of memories for my family.
 
But, when is all the documenting too much? & When should you just be.

Since becoming a Mom this see saw act of being in the moment & capturing the moment has proven difficult to balance.
 
 A balance of wanting to document every sneeze, smile, arm flap, cry, & bath.
 
But, I also just want to be.
Really be in the moment.

Be there watching him do all things without a camera, or my phone in front of my face.

See, I've quickly learned that when you become a parent, time goes quickly. & there's not a thing you can do about it.

So you can't blame me for wanting to capture it all.

But in the last few weeks though, I have been torn away from quickly grabbing my camera trying to capture that smirk and instead observing, and taking it all in without distractions.

It has made me realize that although we can't slow down time, we can make a constant effort to be in that moment. To remember how you felt, or what was happening.

That way, hopefully, you can hold on to the feeling forever.

It's a balancing act I'm slowly learning. So don't worry, I'm still taking plenty of pictures, but also learning when to put the camera down.

Motherhood. Teaches you lessons every single minute of every single day. A job I don't take lightly & love dearly.
 

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