summer may be coming to a close but what i learned this summer has been invaluable. i learned not to take things so personally. i had a lot of things challenge my insecurities as a parent and as a photographer this summer. i then had to tell myself what i tell my son. ‘these are not failures, they are opportunities to grow”. funny, i could dish out this wisdom but found it difficult to accept myself. i want to be a role model for my kids so i reframed my thinking and made a conscience effort to find appreciation in the things I struggled with. i learned some valuable lessons about myself as a mother, too. i made some mistakes and realized i don’t have to be defined by them.
so good bye summer and hello fall! i look forward to what you bring, more challenges and more opportunites.