Changing Blog Directions For A Bit
This blog post is written in partnership with Comfortiva. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I feel a shift coming. I think it’s inevitable that as your kids continue to grow older, you evaluate what is and is not working for you and your family. I mentioned this on stories a little a bit ago, but as Winter approaches the 2.5-year mark, she is becoming increasingly independent and busy, meaning she is less interested in staying still for photo ops.
I have always made it a point to make taking photos for Winter fun. We play new games, do new activities and explore new destinations around the city. However, in the last few weeks, Winter has been less tolerant and asks that we put the camera away and play with her. This is a request that I want to honor so Perry and I have decided to give her a break and not ask her to be in photos unless she really wants to be.
We only shoot once a week for the blog and Instagram. This is both a blessing and a curse. It is a blessing because it helps me keep my creative endeavors and personal life separate. When I began blogging, I was taking photos every day and getting quite burned out on trying to get “the shot of the day.” I noticed that it made me less present when I was always chasing the perfect photo and quickly began to realize that setting boundaries for when we take “styled” photos were essential for my family’s overall well-being. On the flip side, only shooting once a week means we have a lot of content to fit in during the day which means I am running around with my head cut off, trying to style everything and keep Winter engaged and happy. It can be exhausting, and my house turns into a complete disaster!
So what does this all mean? It means that I am going to try to get more creative with how I come up with creative concepts for brands and try to only integrate my sweet girl in the photos when she really wants to jump in the shot. For a long time, I have wanted to dive into the fashion + beauty scene, focus more on mindfulness and write more articles surrounding marriage, so that is where I see the blog heading for a bit.
Don’t worry, I am sure that Winter will jump into the photo from time to time and I will continue to write about motherhood as it is a huge part of my identity. But in an effort to give her a break for a few weeks, I will be choosing to focus on the other topics.
Okay, so let’s dive into these sandals from Comfortiva, shall we? Last week, I shared the Blossom style in my 13-week bump update (here) and this week, I am focusing on the Corvina style. My midwife suggested that I try to walk two miles every day. As the weather gets warmer, I am going to want to take Winter out and about but not have to throw on my tennis shoes each time to do so. I am really focusing on building my wardrobe to include things that combine style and comfort. I wore these babies while in San Francisco, and I am happy to report that they were as advertised, super comfortable. They have the pillowtop memory foam footbed which, if you remember from my last post, allows the shoes to absorb shock, reducing impact and maintaining proper foot support. I am still experiencing ligament pain, so wearing comfortable shoes for me is a must. Plus, they are fun to dance in too! I highly recommend this brand!
Photography by Brittany Renee
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