creating or consuming.
netflix binging or making music.
making holiday traditions or “whoa, where’d December go?”
taking photos or talking about taking photos/planning to take photos/learning about taking photos.
whether you’re creating something tangible like photos or creating a family, there is so much to CONSUME. and that consumption isn’t always mindless, lots of it feels purposeful, from podcasts to tutorials to instagram (i.e., getting on social media and feeling connected to friends, yet, you haven’t really reached out to anyone.) and when we’re consuming these things it feels important. but the problem is you spin yourself into a web of exhaustion and you haven’t actually CREATED anything. You’ve gathered a buncha ideas for making your Christmas season sparkly and amazing and family centered, but you haven’t implemented them. you’ve been on loads of forums about a creative problem you’re having, but then you get a little overwhelmed by all the ideas and execute a grand total of none of ’em. or you research a decision for a very long time and then never DECIDE. or you make grand plans and then scrap all of them when the first idea doesn’t work.
i’m laughing a lil to myself because i’m talking about this here with you today as if i know wassup, but this purposeful-consumption-web is a trap i fall into all.the.time.
but maybe that makes two of us, and we can find ways to create instead of consume together. to keep our dreams alive and whirl in gorgeous possibility and simultaneously be DOERS.
there are some people who are just magnetic creators. they’re automatically the star of their street and the neighborhood staple because they radiate goodness but also because they CREATE goodness through their actions. does that seem painfully obvious? like, to be an incredible family you gotta do it on purpose, with effort and intention? but the way each family carries that out individually, accepting and nurturing the contributions of each member and making a whole that’s greater than the sum of its parts is endlessly fascinating to me.
let this be a life lesson that everything in family is a magic factory just pumping out all kinds of perfectly tailored growth opportunities for everyone involved and microcosms of life to be learned from and applied to absolutely every aspect imaginable amen.
(if you didn’t catch the hint earlier, i was totally talkin about this family as the goodness-radiating, intentional-creators-of-fabulous-family. you’ll see.)
also hey. if you’re still here reading, why don’t we chat about a family session? having visual reminders of the hard work you’re doing on the daily is inspiring as all get out, i tell ya what. send me an email and i’ll send you all the pricing and scheduling details lickety split, m’love.