Here I am, sitting at home and my world is spinning.....literally. I have vertigo, which is all kinds of fun if you enjoy living on a tilt-a-whirl, which I happen to not. It makes it quite difficult to walk straight and function...which is difficult for me anyway, so yea. Not so much fun am I having. And talking like Yoda again as well, I am.
So, now that I'm not able to go to work today, or do laundry or dishes or anything else productive that requires me to move my head, what a wonderful opportunity for me to catch up on my blog, which has been severely neglected of late because of my new photography adventure. (And, you know, working full time and living life with a husband and 5 kids at home takes up a wee bit of my time as well). I'm surprised I can be on the computer at all with this "bobble head syndrome" going on. But as long as I am sitting upright, and my head is facing directly forward, I'm relatively ok...any change in position left or right, or up or down, and I am sent spinning and falling in the alternate, wacky universe inside my head. Soooo much fun. Do you realize how often you have to move your head? You move your head ALOT when brushing your teeth. And incidently, you need to look down to spit out the toothpaste, and if you don't you end up drooling it down your chin, which I may or may not know from first hand experience.
So I'm sitting straight up on the couch with my laptop on my lap, the phone by my side, and the tv firmly planted on HGTV, so I'm all set. As I mentioned, I've been pretty busy with my new photography adventure...and I couldn't be more excited about it!! Well, actually I could...as I dream of cameras and lenses I'd love to have, I'm reminding myself to be grateful and appreciative of what I DO have and not to covet. Ooooh, that's a hard one, especially as I see other people's blogs and pictures much more amazing than mine. That's ok, my day will come, God willing. In the mean time, I will thank Him for bringing photography into my life and all that He has blessed me with already. It is truly a gift - one that I intend to continue to use to bless others.
I have a passion for helping those that God brings into my life, and using the talents that He gives me to invest in the lives of others. I've been praying alot about this lately, not only myself but with our children. How can God use us? What can He move through our lives into the lives of others? Is it money? Cooking a meal? Visiting a lonely friend? Giving someone a ride? As I have prayed about this, I have seen God bring more and more opportunities for me to live this out - or maybe the opportunities have always been there, He just opened my eyes to them when I asked Him too? I'm thinking the latter is true. Either way, I am thankful. I am learning how to reach out more, how to live beyond myself, and so are our children. I believe that God has brought photography into my life, not only for me to enjoy (which I DO!) and to create memories of our family, but to bless others and help them create lasting memories for their families as well. My perspective on the world around me has changed too. I see beauty in nature, in our children, and even in a candle on a table with the light streaming down...where I may not have seen it before in quite the same way.
Oh, dang it.
Now all this talk has me wanting to go take some photos...but alas I can't with the bobble head thing going on. Oh well.