There is something about this photo; the way Royce is exploring this old photo Enlarger. For me, it is a time past—using film and a darkroom—and fresh eyes on Photography. I feel I’ve grown tremendously over the years, especially since having kids. I no longer want instant gratification for my work, but have realized there is so much more (education, training, creativity) for me to put into my craft in order to gain all there is to offer in this field I love so much.
I am pretty sure I’m so behind on this, but being bound and determined to grow us some vegetables I know I have to start somewhere. I finally sent my soul sample off to Raleigh for testing so I have an idea of what my soil is like, as I am new to this house and the garden bed I turned over is new this year as well.
After taking my samples it was with great anticipation and pride that I turned over my compost pile to find the sweet smelling dirt that had almost magically formed after months of layering kitchen scraps with leaves. With a fresh layer of compost covering my garden bed I’m on to ordering my seeds!
Happy Valentine's Day, although to me this day is now my little Royce's birthday! And today is his first! Happy birthday little boy. You are very loved.
Choosing homebirth was a decision my husband and I made in the 38th week of my first pregnancy. However, it was not made lightly and not without a LOT of reading and researching. I really didn’t find a source with all the information I was loooking for in one place. But ended up confidently making the educated decision to birth my babies at home. I recently listened to The Model Health Show podcast Episode 258 on this subject. All the information Dr. Christiane Northrup laid out covered almost every single reason I chose home birth. It is an incredible listen to find out more for yourself, whether you are thinking about a baby now or even if you are already pregnant. It really is never too late.
Every day I feel myself fighting for my confidence. Pastor Furtick at Elevation Church has reminded me time and again that there will be plenty of challenges, inconveniences, and even unhappiness. But, our God is bigger than all that and none of it is in my life by accident. Rather, it is in that every day fight where I can find my confidence, where my character will be sculpted and defined by my confidence in Him.
So I’m a little late compiling this gallery of images from 2017, but for the last few years I have made a real effort to start doing more with my photos. Better late than never, I say. Today my baby is 11 months old and it’s insane to look back at his first year and appreciate all the changes we have been through in that time.
What are ways you look back in gratitude on your past year?
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Hi. I'm Suzanna.
I like running outside, eating real food and crafting beautiful images. I am captivated by authenticity, adventurers and life-lovers. I call myself a biohacker-wannabe pursuing the unconventional.
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