this month i attempted a true 10 on 10 and learned a few things: one, it’s harder than i thought to take an awesome photo every hour of the day. i do, on a daily basis, “see” a great photograph in our ordinary, everyday life. i don’t, however, “see” them all day long. two, a great picture does not have to have breathtaking light. it’s taken me up until RIGHT NOW to finally, wholeheartedly believe this. and three, not every photo has to have a wow factor. i don’t need to impress anyone (including myself) with my pictures. i just need to photograph whatever it is that speaks to me. what a relief! that being said, i still had a hard time accepting the images that i took on my designated day. they didn’t seem to accurately represent our lives at this moment- or, how our life looks from my perspective. just a few weeks ago, we packed up most of our belongings and put them in storage to move in with my mom. we’ve had a dream for some time now to move far west, and to help make that a reality, we decided to move here until the summer to save money. me, the hubs, mawmaw, devyn and baby, and don’t forget the pets, all living snug as a bug in a cozy, one bedroom/one bathroom cubicle. :0 you can imagine the challenges. different personalities, different moods, different schedules, different sleeping patterns, all brewing and coexisting in 600 square feet.. but there are good things too. i enjoy having more family around, and it’s nice to have an extra set of hands to help. and living minimally is rather refreshing. it keeps me grounded and focused on the un-material things. and at the very least, when we do finally get our own place, it will feel like HEAVEN ON EARTH. so here are my 10(ish) images; not all taken in one day, but still an authentic little collection of what’s in my viewfinder most days.
and there you have it! now head on over to see what Janine Coveney’s been up to..