Not too long ago I wanted to move. I felt there was no beauty surrounding me and thought I could find beauty in a town with rolling green hills and pastures. I was, and am still, tired of the congestion, of the background hum of I95, of graffiti, of loud car stereos and light pollution that blocks the stars at night. When we made the decision to stay, to turn our home and tiny plot of land into all it could be, I made the choice to look for beauty where ever I am.
When we are driving and something beautiful catches our eye, we don’t just drive by. We slow down. We turn around. We look. We listen. We take pictures.
Instagram has changed the way I look at my life. While it is a record of our homeschooling experience and our life in general, I try very hard to focus on taking pictures that capture the beauty before me. Perhaps it is a breathtaking Catholic church. Or a seagull stretching his wings pre flight. Or the way the light enters a room. Or my view of what my girls are working on.
My blog tends to capture some of our family’s bigger moments such as the projects, the trips, the lessons learned. But Instagram captures the details. This blog began as a way to share our homeschool with friends and family near and far. Our life right now is busy with classes and activities which does not leave much time for writing and blogging, so I blog on the go with Instagram.
You don’t have to have an account to see what we are up to or to leave a comment. I will still be blogging here, but to see the details of our life, check out my profile, teachablemoments here.