I was thrilled when Sonnet James asked if I would like to collaborate. Founder Whitney, a mother of two, has created a collection of dresses and playsuits whose mission is to make moms feels good while encouraging play with their children. Each piece is beautiful and thoughtfully designed to get you from a playdate to evening dinner plans. What I love most is the constant encouragement from Whitney to have fun with your kids. To treasure those little moments that may seem small in the moment but are in fact, so so big.
“do not choose the lesser life. do you hear me. do you hear me. choose the life that is. yours. the life that is seducing your lungs. that is dripping down your chin.” – Nayyirah Waheed
This quote. It gives me chills. I think as moms we have a tendency to push our wants, our dreams to the back burner after having kids. For a while I thought that this is just what happens: I have bigger priorities now, I have other things to focus on, etc. etc. Last year I worked on and off and took an unintentional break from blogging. I still wrote here and there but it seemed like there just wasn’t enough time and I also felt a lack of creativity and motivation. But this nagging feeling never left me. I had all these ideas swimming around but I couldn’t put pen to paper so to speak. Ideas for photography projects, videos, content and series ideas. Something clicked for me in the last few weeks of the year. I don’t regret taking a break but what I do know is that this year I’m ready.
I’ve realized that this break was due to my own internal struggles. Despite this I’ve always known that my kids have made me better. They motivate me in a way that only seeing a reflection of yourself within a tiny human can do. I want to make myself proud and I want to make them proud. My dreams are within my reach because I am capable. I want my children to know that anything they put their mind to can be achieved. I choose the option of having the life that is calling me – the life I know my family and I were meant to have.
Images by Heather Moore