I’ve just realised that I am a technology snob.
If you aren’t fast enough and efficient enough, I don’t have time for you, “thank you very much.”
A computer that takes forever to make a blog entry, and doesn’t want to download my photos from my camera?…see you later.
A camera that has a short battery life, and a lens that often decides that the photo would look better overexposed?…so long.
How did my patience become so short?
But isn’t a new year all about stretching oneself and working on one’s weaknesses?
So the camera came out with us on an outing today and I decided I was going to blog about it.
Like all weaknesses you work on, you often get a chance (read: chances) to test oneself
I try to remind myself that the good things, take effort…and time.
I am grateful that I decided to pick up the camera again.
I love capturing their gorgeous smiles.
I also love photos that remind me of the story behind it.
Like this one:
My oldest daughter gently helped my youngest daughter all the way to the top, and then took her time, and guided her all the way back down again. They repeated this many times while we were there. Love it.
Or this one:
My son persevered on a piece of equipment that we thought was broken. He worked out how to use it, and got the tricky piece of equipment moving.
Or this one:
My heart was in my mouth, when my son decided that he was going to balance himself at the top of the very high rope frame. That is so him! I was half proud, and half terrified!
I think 2012 is going to be about celebrating the everyday triumphs…like patience, perseverance, stretching oneself, and not giving up until you get to the end (or the very top!)