Monday, April 15, 2013

In the Moment: Now. Here. This.

Wednesdays are special days for me; Gates and I have an entire day to ourselves. While I try to put the gadgets down and out of sight, I'm torn between not capturing the moment to share with cubes.
What tips and tricks do you use to stay focused on the now?
My compromise at the moment is to have the iPhone near during one of her playtime sessions. I was glad I went this route, because this past week was full of firsts for Gates. Firsts that I was able to share with family (via SMS and email) and now here.
She discovered her shadow.
Playing in the Sun
She started standing when people were watching and showing off how well she can balance (dancing and drinking her bottle).
Bouncing while Eating
She went to her first Farmer's Market. This was an outing where I captured photos of the food and the vendors but not of cubes or Gates. It was a last minute decision to go after we got home from picking up Gates and I was just thinking about getting content for an upcoming blog post. I wasn't fully in the now.
Series of Portraits
Gates made up for my oversight on Thursday, taking matters into her own hands on Saturday and activating the front camera for a series of self portraits.
As I've been working on upcoming features for the blog, I keep thinking back to all of the amazing women I met at Alt Summit SLC in January and wondering what they're up to. Most juggle family, passions, and blogging, and, like me, aim for being in the moment, appreciating what we have right now. At Alt we talked about ways we could collaborate and support each other. For me, I wanted to a way to introduce my friends to you and share a snapshot of their lives. Check back later today as Haeley of Design Improvised kicks off a new monthly feature, A Good Life Snapshot. I hope you like it.
Ciao Bella!
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Credits: All layouts designed by and images taken by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life.