The title of this post
is a result of a baby crawling across my computer...
I decided to leave it as is,
in efforts of maintaining this post's theme.
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Regardless of how easy Instagram and blogging
may make it look
to travel, work and be a mom...
it's not always picture perfect.
It wouldn't even be possible
if Tyler wasn't working on a start-up
that gave him the flexibility to move his hours around
and work from home when needed.
In fact, can I pause for a moment to applaud the dad he is?
He takes care of Viola nearly every day before lunch
and is, 99%, the wind beneath my proverbial wings
when I have to scoot out to a museum tour or day trip
by hanging back with Viola when I need to be "on."
So, no, it's not easy.
It's take endless chatter trying to align our days
and figure out who needs to be where at what time...
and, at times, it results in one (or both) of us
jockeying for who's "turn" it is to do something...
and, at other time, it makes us want to chunk our day planners
at the other's head in frustration....
... and while we gain a lot from this life,
we also give up a lot to have it.
We don't have a lot of free time
to stay in touch with our friends & family
like we might wish.
We don't have a lot of disposable income.
We have a hard time thinking further out
than about 5 or 6 months ahead.
but do I feel lucky to get to spend my days
with the two people I love most
doing jobs that we love
and working with people we respect?
Oh, heck yeah.
It's not perfect, by any stretch of the imagination,
but I'm so thankful for this time that we have.
*photography by Noah Darnell for Aspiring Kennedy