On Friday, I turn 40.
I’ve been so looking forward to it. Racing towards it, ready to start a new decade, totally up for it. I’ve been looking to the future, feeling good.
Then last week I started reflecting and reminiscing. Looking at old photos, for a birthday project and prepping things for TANGIBLE Time Capsules.
The blessing of boxes of photos is re-living it all. I’m grateful for that. But I’m also dealing with all the emotions that come with it.
Finding photos that make me cry. In a good way, for a life that’s now gone. Here was me and our first baba at nap time in our home in Thailand. I’d forgotten I’d captured it.
Luke and I before we became parents still living in Asia…
The boys and I on Cosmo’s first birthday in the back garden of our flat…
I began noticing that I’d been doing ‘selfies’ way before they became ‘a thing’.
I’m going to encourage those taking my TANGIBLE Time Capsule course, that even the photographer should get in the frame now and again… is good to see those you love, but it’s also good to see yourself. To remember what life was once like. Even if at the time, you don’t think much of the photo – in years to come, it will be a treasure.
I love to prompt you all to print your photos! – I know how much I’ve enjoyed looking through my boxes of prints, it’s so much easier rather than scrolling through my hard drives.
TANGIBLE Time Capsules is open for registration… join us for photography prompts to capture your life as it is right now, with plenty of encouragement to print, so you can build a real “hold in your hand” time capsule.