what matters

my life has evolved. these days i choose to spend my free time working on my family photos + project life. and i couldn't be happier. but up until now i couldn't really put it into words. why exactly is this important to me? why i choose to spend so much time on these memories? why exactly is this such a priority for me?

well, i finally found the right words to describe why i spend my time doing what a i do...

and my answer is yes.

it will matter to me. to my family. to my husband. to my kids.

taking photos of the boys all the time is just a part of our daily lives. it is something that show them that i care. their printed photos in a book show them that they matter. the photos i put on the walls show them that they are important. documenting our memories + our story is important.

so how did i get to this place? well, simply put, i let go.

i let go of needing to do everything perfectly for project life. i let go of needing to edit to perfection every.single.photo.i.shot. i let go of needing to take every photo with my big camera and embraced my iphone. i let go of needing the most amazing design layouts for my photo books. i let go of needing to get it all done in one night. i let go of caring so much about what everyone else would think. would they  like it? was it pretty enough?

and what i gained since letting go has been so much more than i ever realized. all the time i put in to piecing together our story week by week in project life last year means so much. because my family now has our story recorded forever. and that will matter more than a year from now.

what are you doing today that will matter a year from now?