Thursday, June 12, 2014

Do It For You

Sometimes being a stay at home mom can make you feel isolated and eventually awkward around adults. It happens. For some time now I've been trying to find ways to lessen those feelings. Even with neighbors and friends who stay home, the actual conversations are hard to manage when you are trying to keep your kids safe at the same time. At the ages my children are at, when I say safe I mean I'm trying to keep them from attacking each other.

Anyway, believe it or not, things like blogging make a huge difference. Social media in general is a great outlet. Over the past two years I have joined various groups on FB to have a daily way of keeping myself focused on something adult and educational or inspiring. Currently I'm in a photo challenge group started by Kelly from Debie Hive. I joined, albeit reluctantly, because I would like to attempt to take better pictures. I have a lovely, expensive camera. I've even taken a class, but it's hard not to continue to feel clumsy and irritated by the whole process. However, when I do get good shots there's a little glimmer of hope that I could get better at it. Even though I am behind on the days, I would love to see the whole thing through. I would like to note that I'm all for a good phone shot here and there too!

Day 1 - Selfie
This one has been posted here before. I needed a quick selfie to add since I started the group late as well!

Day 2 - Personality
Taking pictures outside is really the only time I feel like I'm remotely on top of this game. Plus, this little one makes it so easy…

Day 3 - Pet
Our yellow lab is the definition of retriever. She only pauses briefly to close her eyes before the ball is thrown again.

Day 4 - Landscape
I cheated a little here. This was taken in Hawaii as we walked the lava rock to a black sand beach. There just isn't much in the way of landscape in Tucker, GA on most days.


Day 5 - Water
I took a million pictures of the girls playing with the hose. This might have been the best twenty minutes of playtime ever. It was so hard to choose just one. 

If you work or stay home, have kids or no kids, what do you try to do that's just for you? What keeps you feeling like your life isn't all work/kids/etc.? I would love to hear about it!

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