I have been thinking lately about what I want to do, where I want to be.
Some of those decisions are taken for me. I have a husband, a family, a daughter with a high level of needs and demands. She, quite rightly, has the most call in my time.
This month is about me doing some more of what I enjoy, taking pictures and exploring part of myself while I’m at it.
Firstly I have been taking part once again in the photo a day challenge. I did this in February, then left it. I take pictures ALL the time. Ask my family how much fun it is to go somewhere with me and how long it takes. Or embarrassing it isn’t to have a mum who can’t eat a meal or have a drink while she is out without snapping it first. Who would know what food and drink looked like if I didn’t?!
The Day 7 challenge was, someone who inspires you. Who else could it be but 13? Her demands and challenges are no joke but they do make me be all I can be as a mother and as a person.
Until recently I have flatly refused to get in front of the lens, either mine or anyone else’s. This past month or so those poor souls who read my Tumblr, or Twitter, or who know me on FB, or on Instagram have been besieged nightly by images. And hair. Lots and lots of hair.
I am not so keen though on what the camera sees as compared to the iPhone and IG. It is MUCH more flattering, the camera much TOO severely honest. Yes, I COULD soften up the effect but what the heck. Here’s one from a better lens.
Don’t be frightened children. Use plenty of suncream and moisturiser.
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