Because life's too short: 10 on 10 May 2016

May 09, 2016  •  8 Comments

Hello May! I'm back and a wee bit gobsmacked at the realisation that this is my first blog in 5 months! Thankfully my blogging buddies (I hope) have big forgiving hearts and don't mind my long break from the 10 on 10 photography circle.

The truth is, I've been on a bit of a break. A photography hiatus of sorts. Searching for change. Pausing to look around and think about what matters. At the end of 2015 I found myself drowning in responsibility, overwhelmed by all the things I needed to achieve, getting the kids through school, working, running my part-time photography business, keeping the house in some sort of livable condition, and so it went... My adulting skills had reached their limit and I had no idea how to handle things. Unfortunately I found myself too tired to even want to pick up my camera. So I didn't. I did what needed to be done... I started to say no and trim out all the things that were hanging around my neck, holding me down.

Well I can now happily report that part of this break involved some serious thought and discussion with my husband and family about the future. We spoke about it at length and decided it was time to take the plunge and follow our dream. So we're doing just what the Dr ordered, pretty much, and being now a good 3 years and 8 months into my remission, there's no more excuses. Life is there to be lived and there's no point being too scared to make changes and take on new challenges. Time doesn't wait. It's time to take courage and offer our children a new relaxed lifestyle, in a warmer climate - to make new friends, experience new things and of course, do the sorts of things we did as kids like outside adventures, climbing trees, riding bikes... away from ipads, x-box and TV. For my husband and I it's a new opportunity to remove some of the work pressures, simplify our world and enjoy life with our family.

So as part of our preparation we took the second holiday to Queensland in 6 months to do our research, choose our new stomping ground and plan for the future. Of course, I made peace with my camera and enjoyed some fun behind the lens and now I'm back for this month's 10 on 10 circle to share some of my recent snaps from the north.  Gold Coast here we come!

Once you've checked out the photos, please visit the next 10/10 blog in the circle, and see what treats Jo from You had us at hello has in store for you. Then follow the rest of the links right back to the start.  Have fun.

*10/10 Circle is a 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

Lowanda J(non-registered)
Your photos are amazing and that sunset...spectacular! This is my first time here and I've enjoyed what I've seen. Good luck with your move.
Shannon@ my2morrows(non-registered)
Welcome back with a bang! What gorgeous pics! Simply stunning and I bet you can't wait to leave the cold and start your new adventure! Xx
stephanie jefferson(non-registered)
Oh, such exciting times ahead for you and the family! I love your beach photos!
Mum Of Five Girls(non-registered)
What gorgeous photos...and what an exciting new adventure....can't wait to come along for the ride!
peregrination(non-registered)
Wow!!! It looks amazing. I'm so happy you are back into photography. I was waiting silently for you my friend but I have many projects that I want to share with you . Just when you're ready! I'll be there.
This sunset pic with the wooden barrier... Wow! 35mm?
You are taking the good option!
love to you. xx cathy
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