The Adventure of Parenthood: Me

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Me

This blog records my life as a mother, our journey as a family and the adventure of childhood.  I love documenting our lives through the ups and downs, special moments and ordinary days.  It has been nearly three years since I became a parent and as my children have grown, we have started to gain little bits of independence from each other.  From the first time they feed themselves, to when they stop needing me to help them sleep, to my return to work and the boys spending whole days without me.

The independence is bittersweet, in that I miss them terribly, I don't want to miss any moments or admit that they are growing up.  On the other hand, I love having more freedom and time to remember my other passions.  Other interests have taken a back seat as I enjoy the fleeting youth of my boys, but sometimes after a long day I just need to walk.

I love to walk.  In the evenings, before the sun has set, when the paths are empty except for a rare dog walker and there is a silence and peace that I don't find in my day.  I watch the tide coming in, the seagulls combing the beach for any left over chips and the sun setting over the coastline.  I think, and day dream and write whole stories in my head.  I notice things that I miss in the day, stop to smell and touch and watch.  I drift off into my own world, without a thought as to where I am walking.

Sometimes I take my camera, and actually photograph things other than my children.  I breathe the fresh sea air and find an energy I thought the day had taken from me.  I take some time for just me - time that I took for granted for so long, but now seems like a luxury.  

And then I come home, desperate to see my babies, to give them a cuddle and a kiss and to tuck their blankets back in.















12 comments:

  1. Just before the tweet linking to this post, someone had posted photos of the sunrise over Ramsgate which had made me yearn for the freedom to go for early morning walks along the beach, alone again. For exactly the reasons you've put! I'm guessing I have another 10 years to wait though!

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    1. You will get there though. I have to admit that as much as I love sunrises. all the while they are happening so early, I may just have to miss out!

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  2. I love my boys a lot but I most definately need more me time. Doing a cake decorating course on sat and can't wait x

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    1. ooh cake decorating sounds fun! I will be round for tea and cupcakes ;)

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  3. I love this post Bex. I love to learn more of you. You are the author after all.
    Beautiful pictures. You make Thanet look beautiful. Xxx

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    1. Thank you, as much as people moan, there are some beautiful bits x

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  4. Lovely post and great to know a little bit about you as well, mothers easily get forgotten we get so involved in our childrens life that we forget about ourselfs after all they are our everything, but it's so inportant with our own time. I love your picures

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  5. I just couldn't not live by the sea - its so humbling. Gorgeous post and photos bex xx

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    1. Same, I don't think I could ever move away now

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  6. Loving reading more about you hun. Love the photos too. I love taking my camera out just a day out for me it doesn't happen often now. But it's great to get to capture things that we love besides our lovely children's moments. lol Great post.

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    1. I definitely want to do it more, I am tempting to do the same walk in a few months time and photograph how the seasons have changed things

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