Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Calendar Claustrophobia, and a Summer Photoshoot.

You know the people who are really great at keeping busy? They have something on the go every weekend, and most days of the week? It makes them feel productive, or satisfied or whatever.

I am the very opposite of those people. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the anticipation of an upcoming weekend trip, or the hustle bustle of taxiing my kids to their different extra-curriculars (I really do), but for the most part - I thrive on spontaneity. I'm not talking crazy let's hop a plane to anywhere spontaneity (although, if I had the ability...) I'm just saying I like to decide how to spend each day when we wake up in the morning. I like to get in the car, not really sure where we are headed. The idea of a full calendar gives me major anxiety, claustrophobia almost. A flexible schedule has been a huge part of my adult life thus far, I am lucky enough to stay at home with my children, and for the most part we do as we please. However, I am increasingly aware that, for us, this chapter is coming to a close. Elise will be in school full time come September, and Tessa will be at PreK 3 days a week. I am currently partway through the enrollment process for some courses that will start in January. AND THEN I WILL HAVE/WANT TO GET A JOB!

I am both crazy-excited and crazy-terrified at all of those prospects. It will be good, I know, forward motion is good. But I can't help but feel a bit winded at the idea of not being able to just pick up and head to the water, or the city on a whim. That makes me sound spoiled, perhaps, but it's honest..

*now, imagine a beautiful, eloquent transition into how quickly time is passing and how the girls are growing*

When we collected Elise from school this afternoon, we had an hour to kill before piano lessons. I have very recently picked up my dslr after an extended hiatus (blame Instagram) and I thought it would be perfect to grab it and head down to the water with the girls for a quick shoot. They have changed so much since I last took quality photos of them. Luckily, they were super cooperative and the results are pretty lovely indeed, so here's a taste.

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She vogued all on her own, I swear.