Mom Journal: Coming Full Circle

by Cat on May 4, 2011

Mother’s Day is coming up, and Designing Mom Guissell and her mom have much to celebrate together.  For her mother it means being cancer-free, while Guissell now ponders a rarefied moment in her life on how to invest in her free time.  Here’s to taking some time out in being as passionate about yourself as you are with your loved ones this Mother’s Day!

by Designing Mom Guissell of Earthy Beginnings

Dealing with my mom’s condition made me reevaluate my life and how I was “living” it.  Perhaps it was the amount of stress or my soul’s simple need of, but I submerged myself again in the world I had left behind once I started my family, the world of live music.  I believe I have mentioned this previously but my grandfather was a firm believer that art in its various forms was essential to one’s soul, which I have to agree.  Prior to motherhood, I was a music major and was constantly involved in live music especially that of my fellow musicians. Although I may not be able to experience it to the same degree I did back then I am happy to have found a way back through live photography.  I am very gracious that my family has been very supportive of my new personal project.  Photography has always been a side hobby I was never sure what to do with, but tying it to live music was the best thing I could have ever done for myself.  It allows me to get lost in the moment and to re-energize myself to be able to deal with all of life’s pressures.   Where will this lead? I don’t know and quite truthfully I don’t care to know.  I am just happy with being able to take it all in and being back in the world I have always loved while also being able to enjoy my family.  The scales are now balanced.

Having my mom be “cancer free” at the moment also helps! A LOT!!!

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