I stepped away from the computer over the Christmas break. I put down my phone, kicked back and enjoyed my family.
Because here’s the thing; you can’t really write about family life unless you actually live it.
Well I can’t. I need to devote some time to the people I love the most and I just can’t do that if I’m blogging or Instagraming or taking a million and one photos ‘for a blog post’.
But now we’re back into the daily swing of school and work, so the Gallery returns.
And I’ve got a corker for you.
The theme for the next Photo Gallery is: Me.
I recently read a post fellow blogger and photographer CosmicGirlie wrote on her Facebook page about growing older. And it was simple and beautiful.
“I could wish for so many things, physically. To be sexier, to be slimmer, to look less tired (though in all fairness, it IS 12:25am), to somehow look like my former self.
It wouldn’t do me any good, of course. We have to learn to grow, and adapt. We don’t always like it. Most of us have no choice.
I guess now, as the years go by, that my features tell some kind of story. I don’t watch the wrinkles appear, I don’t notice when they come. I have no grey hairs. But they will all come hard and fast, one day, and I hope I can tell a story with every feature. Until then, this will have to do. I will have to please myself, feel better about myself, know that in light of the tremendous story I’ve already lived so far, I think I’m doing ok”
So interpret the theme any way you like.
I think it’s good to start the new year being introspective about yourself. It doesn’t have to be a selfie if you don’t want it to be; just be creative 🙂
I’ll see you back here on Wednesday when it’s time to link up x
The Photo Gallery is a weekly feature for all those who love photography and photographs.
I set it up back in 2010 to give everyone an outlet to share and encourage and write really interesting posts around their pictures.
It has always been about being part of a community of like-minded people. It’s about sparking your imagination, being inspiring – and inspiring others.
But remember, you will get out of The Gallery what you put in, so try to visit as many of the other entries as you can, say hi, discover new people, welcome them in when they discover you, be generous with your comments.
Remember, you can also share your entry via:
Twitter by using the hashtag: #TheGallery
Or by joining in the Gallery communities over on Pinterest and Google +
NEW HERE? NOT SURE HOW TO ENTER THE GALLERY?
If you’re new here, here’s a post to tell you all about what The Photo Gallery is all about and how to enter.
And if you want to make sure you don’t miss any prompts or entries in future, make sure you subscribe to the Sticky Fingers blog and get all prompts delivered directly to your in box.
Go on, clicky click away, you know you want to …
If you want to join in with The Gallery and showcase your photos, come back on Wednesday and when my Gallery post goes live, add a link to your post on the Linky below mine.
The link stays open until the following Tuesday, so you have plenty of time to join in.
And ANYONE can join in.