I used to mock those who took time off to "find themselves" in college. I attended a large university and had many acquaintances and so, inevitably, someone would know of someone who had stopped taking classes to "find themselves." My thought was get your work done and then you can find yourself.
Between school and college jobs and internships, I flitted around with friends and boyfriends. I felt more that I had been welcomed into their world instead of just being there originally. So who was I?
After college, my career advanced rapidly. I worked hard and played hard. My vacation time was used to travel around with my band friends. Again, I had been welcomed into a world much different from what I knew.
Now, most days, I am a mother, a wife, a tax professional. It's comfortable Should this be enough? I sometimes feel the need for more. I am a friend. Not as often as I would like to be. Time constraints limit friendships in this world. I used to be a runner. That is something I'm not sure I will ever get back. I don't want to give up on it quite yet but I keep experiencing setbacks.
Of late, I have found a bit of myself in photograpy. I enjoy it and I am proud of how far I have come. I want to thank you all for voting for me in the Multiples and More Blog Awards contest. I WON FOR BEST PHOTOGRAPHY!! YIPPEE!! This has given me a little boost of confidence. Something I needed.
To go along with this post, I must admit that I had a failure of a photo shoot with the girls the other night. It is a bit of a tale as to how the girls ended up outside with these adorable outfits on but they were there for a photo shoot. The situation was all wrong but I pushed it anyway. The sun was already behind the houses in the neighborhood. The temperature was dropping. And I didn't have any props. The girls took advantage of the freedom and would not pose. Ten minutes and nineteen pictures later, I gave up.
So yes, I will share these photos. Some of them.
The girls are looking for Quiet Bunny in the yard.
Where is he?
Grammy was sitting on the ground taking pictures as well. Anna snuck up next to her and attacked her with a leaf and a "tickle, tickle, tickle." Grammy must have jumped a foot off of the ground, which Anna thought was hysterical.
We call that her crazy baby laugh.
I am loving the fact that the girls enjoyed wearing those outfits. They didn't want to take them off, especially the boots. And Anna loves that hat.