Back in grade school, I remember this saying: When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Something like that. I was only 10 years old, but I remember referring to it all the time. I know what you’re thinking…. those “lemons” probably weren’t too awful if I were that young, right?
But that’s the lesson learned! At the time — even at 10 — the problems seemed pretty big, and it was only afterwards that I viewed them differently. After I had conquered them!
So my latest “lemons” is this physical injury to my back, but I’ll spare you the details. Here is the gist…. pain, pain, pain, sometimes I can’t move at all, rescheduled several client photoshoots, and can’t do one of my favorite activities in the World, which is dance around the house with my baby girl.
In my slow recovery, I carefully and slowly moved around with my eldest a couple days ago to do some model shots. She isn’t a model, by any means, but all of these shots were styled, as it would be if she were an actual child model. This isn’t the run-around kind of Lifestyle shots I usually do with kids her age.
So I took my time and we spent an hour talking while I shot a few here and there. It was my way of making some lemonade.
Some of my Beautiful Lemonade