We've a lot going on at the moment. Lots of things to plan, decisions to make, big changes for our little family are underway. When the time comes things are going to ramp up a whole lot, and at least initially, there won't be so much time to just 'be'. So for now, I'm going to make the most of the calm before the storm, I'm taking things just a bit easier, and being particularly 'kind' to myself..
Everyday, I get busy, get everything sorted and in order around here, washing up to date, after school snacks and dinner prepared, house tidied, bags packed for swimming, basketball or whatever activity awaits us for the afternoon.
After all that, and before school pick up time, the day is mine. I am taking myself out, going for walks, the occasional treat at favourite places, pottering, crocheting, I even managed a nana nap yesterday! I'm doing this, finally after all this time, guilt free. Isn't that astounding! Guilt free, I suppose, because I know what lies ahead, so I'm telling myself I deserve this time and one day it'll be a distant foggy memory that I want to be sure I thoroughly enjoyed.
One thing taking up the majority of this time is the re-kindled, and mildly obsessive love of take pictures. Photography has always been a joy, and blogging has been a great excuse to get camera happy again over the years. I'm loving taking pictures of random moments, and really noticing what surrounds me. To be honest, I frantically get all the necessary chores of the day done as quickly as possible so I can just get out there to wander, and explore! There's not a day goes by that I don't take pictures. There is something so incredibly satisfying about it at the end of the day, a sense of achievement and complete fulfillment.