Day 35/365: I love photography because it allows me to slow down and notice more. I take time to look around with a keener sense of awareness. I notice details - I notice colors - I notice textures - I notice all the beauty that surrounds me on a daily basis. Even without my camera! And by slowing down I feel like I can breathe easier and it allows me to slow the hectic pace that life throws at me.
Today was a day of reflection for me. My boys are now 7 years old. As a mom I found myself going back in time today and thinking about when they were welcomed into this world. It was an insanely memorable day which was the beginning of many memorable days.
Today, I was pulling out some old jackets in my closet and checking my pockets. In one of those pockets, I pulled this heart out. My boys are collectors. Sometimes, Mommy is the keeper of these collections. I think they got this heart from their grandparents and I remember they would trade off who could keep it in their pocket. I don't remember when I was lucky enough to be trusted to hold this little treasure but it was a special find for me today. This was a little token of those little boys who are growing up so quickly. A little reminder for me to hold on to those heartwarming memories that are passing us by.
I have taken on a challenge to take one photo a day for this entire year. I have been excited to join up with an amazing community of talented photographers who have also taken on this challenge. The goals I have for myself this year is to, first of all, complete the whole year of 365 photos. I also want to allow this challenge to teach me all I can about the equipment I have in order to better myself as a photographer. I am excited to learn and experience so much this year through this challenge. Thank you for taking the time to look through my journey. It truly means a lot to me.