Inspired by Erin from Bluebirdbaby I am capturing beauty in my everyday surroundings through photography. My collection can found on the side bar. I haven't learned a new hobby in a long time. Photography is all new to me and I am feeling so preoccupied with it - I just love it. This afternoon when I was coloring with the little ones I felt a tug to go play with my new camera. I resisted - they need me to be fully present - enjoying their creations - and feeling able to talk freely to me without any distractions. They needed to just be and not be self conscious that I was taking their picture. I get this - so they got a break from my new hobby and I got the benefits from this decision - quality time spent with them. There is a time and place for everything - I just wish there was more time. Managing both desires to learn a new hobby and be present for my children has been challenging - how do you manage the two?