Have you ever needed to take a break from what you “do”? What makes you YOU. Hit the pause button. Get away? But not away. Take a breather, but right where you are?
That has been the essence of my life these last few weeks…hence my lack of posts.
Sometimes I struggle with blogging.
I mean, I love it. It’s a part of me. It’s my self-care, what I do to survive.
I’m not myself without writing, or creating in some form or fashion.
But sometimes I feel like I am missing out on life, in my heart-felt efforts to write about it. Or capture it. Or memorize it.
Or cling to it.
They say when a photographer lives through a lens, they lose the memory. And I believe that to be true.
I just think the lens itself is interchangeable. Be it an actual camera, or be it life. Be it work or distractions. Finances, or long lost dreams.
Whatever “it” may be, it gets in the way sometimes, doesn’t it? Between us and life…
And whenever it does I take a hiatus from that very roadblock, challenging myself to “be present”.
To live life fully–not on the page, but in the flesh. To experience my loved ones–not on camera, but through sight. And sound. And memory-making.
To disregard the distractions–things that pull us away from the importance.
To detach from social media–and to understand, with a little distance, the illusion that it is.
Life is messy. But beautiful. Not perfect, but incomplete. And if we focus too much on what it is not, then we just might miss what it actually IS.
And I don’t want to miss it. Not now.
Not while pitter-patter feet still live in this house.
So excuse the silence. It’s not permanent, just a hiatus.
A much needed time for me to reset, and focus on living. And enjoying. And experiencing faces like these.
Can’t recommend it enough, really.