The Slow Days

I’ve been feeling so down with photography lately. The weather. Too busy. And, really questioning if it’s even worth it. If I’ll ever be where I want to be.

Tonight, I spent some time looking for a particular type of photo in my thousands of photos stored in Lightroom, flipping through them all. For the past 5 months, I’ve been capturing at least one photo a day, and before that, I was still using my camera regularly, weekly at least.

It made me think of that awful cliche that mothers of young children hear often: the days go slow, but the years go by so fast.

But, looking at two years of photos in a matter of minutes really confirmed that for me.

One of my first photos on my DSLR, from August 2012.
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This is just a camera phone picture, but this is my life. This was taken in May 2013. I have tons of tabs open, which was totally appropriate for that season. Researching much. Reed had only been out of school for a few days, so he’s still trying to figure out how to spend his days. I love it.
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This is from August 2013. Out with my littlest kids in the early morning, on the last day before Lena started kindergarten. We used to do this a lot last year, a walk with the three of us and the dogs. I miss her quiet company on those walks.
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This is gone now. The front of the crib has been off since December, when he started climbing out. He’s definitely growing up.
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And this, taken just a few months ago. I’m so hard on self portraits. But, his cuddles won’t last forever. I have so many photos of him curled up in my lap and I have a feeling that one day I won’t regret a single one of them.
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Seeing my life in retrospect makes me so grateful for all of these captured moments.

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