Are you setting any mid-year focuses? What nourishes you as a Mom (or mom-to-be)?
We’ve passed the Elena-is-six-months mark, so I am returning more actively to life. My extreme baby-is-everything focus is shifting…just a bit. As I seek to find a bit more balance in life, I’m increasing my focus on my once-in-stillness (and hidden?) yoga practice and photography. I’d like to gain a much deeper understanding of the camera and research other options for a new one.
As I thought about these two I wondered how they go hand-in-hand. Will a stronger yoga practice help my photography? Will I be able to focus better on the shots as a result of a deeper and more regular yoga practice? Will I be able to silence the Mom-life for just long enough to understand what needs to be photographed?
It seems to me that, yes, by returning to a rejuvenated yoga practice, my photography will improve. It’s not just mental as I will be more comfortable and in tune with my body. My awareness of the space around me will be heightened in a positive manner. My strength and flexibility will help me to adapt to uneven terrain and challenging weather conditions.
I don’t have any scientific tests to create a baseline. Just my own perceptions which are impacted by many factors. I won’t be able to look at numbers and charts to see if there is a true correlation at the end of the year; however, I am excited about seeing, feeling, and living the progress.
I am grateful to be able to nurture myself as I nurture two young daughters and seek to be fully supportive of a brilliantly creative husband.
How are you balancing your own interests and needs with those of your child(ren)?