June is almost here and it’s the perfect month to tackle a photo a day challenge! May is crazy...what with all of the end of the school year madness and Mother’s Day shenanigans going on.
The June Photo a Day Challenge from Fat Mum Slim is the perfect way to capture and chronicle your life right now.
I’ve had the hardest time keeping up with the monthly photo a day challenges, but I’m committing to making June happen.
Early June will see my family hit the one-year mark since we turned our world upside down and traded places...me in an office, working full time, and my husband at home, caring for our two kids.
Since I started working full-time outside of my home, I’ve not captured my life in the same way. Before I started my office job, my Instagram feed was full of my babies and my life caring for them. When I get home at night, I’m focused on enjoying that narrow sliver of time I get with them before they go to bed. I try to keep that time phone-free.
It has not been easy for me to miss out on the subtleties of their care and activities...and it was those little moments that I relished capturing. In the absence of those moments, I’ve captured and posted less.
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But the reality is that I’m still every bit their mother. There are still pieces of their lives that I wholeheartedly contribute to...and there are new traditions and patterns that have sprung up from a desire and an ability to carve out time with my family in a different way.
It’s been a year. It’s time to acknowledge that things have changed and return to capturing my life in a way that leaves me feeling like I’m fully appreciating and chronicling all of the little subtleties that make up my life right now.
Bring on the June Photo a Day Challenge and cheers to another big year!
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