Life's roundabouts

April 09, 2015  •  23 Comments

This little person is one of my reasons for being.  My everything. I can’t imagine life before we had our living, breathing 4 little mini-me’s. This month's 10/10 circle features my youngest treasure, Bronte.

I’ve been pretty quiet for the past few weeks. Somehow I seem to have lost my way. I've been tired, unmotivated and feeling generally grey (and not the 50 shades kind either!)

The camera and all the things that I love to do took a back seat in my life as I focused on the challenges of adulthood – work, the household, bills, routine… 

My 44th birthday came and went. I busied myself with the kids and their school activities. Living life day by day but not really feeling my usual self.

Then it hit me. What was it that makes me truly appreciate life. First and foremost, having a second chance. Only 2 years ago I thought my 42nd birthday could well have been my last.

Life has been pretty good, our little family growing and providing endless entertainment and joy. It was time to snap out the fog and remember what really matters.

Sometimes we find ourselves stepping on one of life’s roundabouts and without realising it, we take the wrong turn and lose our way. The trick is to stop and look around, see what we have, what really matters, what makes us happy, and get back on the right track.

This month’s 10/10 circle* is my way back. Today I took my baby girl Bronte out for an adventure. We headed to some local spots in search of the Autumn colours and somehow ended up at my favourite place – the National Arboretum in Canberra. I hope you enjoy the photos below, my pick from the day, and remember to visit the next 10/10 blog in the circle, from Jacinta of Amity Loves Pink.

Thanks for stopping by.

*10/10 Circle is a fun monthly photography project developed by Rowe Timson Photography, bringing my Cookie friends and lovers of photography together to document and share a piece of our lives one day each month, from our corners of the world. On the 10th of each month we launch our collective blogs, sharing 10 of our favourite photographs from that day.


Comments

Lauren @ The Thud(non-registered)
Oh I love these pics Diana. You make me want to get out there and try much harder with my camera. I adore the arboretum. Such a great spot and I can't wait to see what it becomes as all the trees grow.
I haven't been up close to that Wide Brown Land sign. I definitely want to now! Love those shots. I'm glad you found your motivation again xxx
peregrinationgourmande(non-registered)
She's so pretty. I love the pictures with the huge letters, it's so estheatical! You take beautiful pictures, don't lose your motivation, it will come back i'm sure. You are talented and inspiring. xx cathy
Lauren @ Life at Number Five(non-registered)
Looks like a great day Diana! Your girl is just gorgeous.
I've been meaning to go to the aboretum since it opened. Maybe I'll get there once bub is born.
Erik van't Ende(non-registered)
Great shots Diana! These kind of adventures are the best and such a great thing to do :)
Jess - A Little Part of the World(non-registered)
Bronte is a doll. What a gorgeous little lady. I hope you find your mojo soon and wishing you a belated happy Birthday. Jx
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