Me and mine – February 2017

Do you ever feel that there are some lessons in life that you have to learn over and over again?

For me, one lesson that I’m still learning is about time.

I’ve always been a procrastinator.  And I always seem to rushing out of the door at the last minute.

We call it last-minute-itis in my family, and I seem to be a chronic sufferer.

There’s a quote that is so fitting for me, and that I’m trying to learn from:

The problem is, you think you have time.

I do seem to have this underlying feeling that there is plenty of time.  And then time inevitably runs out, yet I’m always surprised when that happens!

Where am I going with this?

Well, it’s time for another post for the me and mine project.  A project I’ve started but failed to complete for the last 2 years.  The reason I keep letting the project slip is because I think I have time.  Every month I think I have plenty of time to get my family out in front of the camera.  But then the end of the month rolls around all too quickly, and it’s just not been done.

This month I was all geared up for taking photos this past weekend.  But the weather had other ideas.  It was wild out there.  Really not the weather for a nice family photo!

In the past I’ve let this trip me up.  I’ve abandoned the project all too easily.

But this year I want to see it through.  So here we are.  A last minute family photo.  Me and mine.

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It might not be the photo I wanted, or had in mind.  But you know what, I still like it.

When I look back at it I’ll remember the wildness of that evening.  Trying to get everyone on the bed and smiling, in between crazy swordfights and general before-bed mayhem.

I’m so glad we went for it, and I didn’t just give up on the project again, before it really got off the ground.  I need to remember to always choose a less-than-perfect photo of my family over no photo at all!

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  1. Laura @ Little Ladies Big World 02/03/2017 / 5:00 pm

    It is a lovely photo and I totally agree as I have got older and especially in blogging I have to tell myself to just get on and do and not to think I have time and then leave everything till the very last moment! So I am saying you are not alone! x

  2. Emmy - Misadventurous Mummy 02/03/2017 / 10:52 pm

    That’s a lovely photo, sometimes the impromptu ones are the best.

    That quote means a little too much to me right now.. January’s me and Mine left me feeling that I needed to get a photo with my parents who we live with. 2 days later, my dad died suddenly. Now I realise that I don’t have a single photo of the five of us. There was always tomorrow. Until there wasn’t.

    Sorry to bring down the tone. Have a great month!

    • This glorious life 03/03/2017 / 1:43 pm

      I’m so, so sorry. That’s what I’ve been so scared of, and why I push to get photos when I see my family. It’s just so easy to think we have more time though isn’t it. I hope you’re doing ok. x

  3. Laura 02/03/2017 / 10:57 pm

    It’s a really lovely family photo and definitely does’t matter that you didn’t take it outside, there are plenty of warmer months coming up (hopefully!) x

  4. clare 03/03/2017 / 8:48 am

    My biggest struggle with this project and why I have held back from doing it for the last few years is that I’m such a perfectionist that although I plan to take the photos with enough time, I often want to retake them! So this year I am having to let that go and just publish what I have!

  5. Sherry 03/03/2017 / 12:07 pm

    It’s a gorgeous photo of you all, sometimes the last minute ones are the best #meandmineproject

  6. jenny 05/03/2017 / 6:47 pm

    Well last minute or not I think this is a gorgeous family capture for sure. I am the same we had a last minute photo op for February it just got away with us. Hope you have a wonderful month ahead. #meandmineproject

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