Looking to the Future (photography on Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands)

Charlotte

There are lots of changes on the brew in my future and I can't wait!  Change can be downright scary, but it can also be pretty exhilarating.  You know how when you get more and more responsibilites as life goes on and everything begins to become routine?  Well, that has been me for far too long.  Not that routine is such a bad thing, but when you start to feel like Bill Murray in Ground Hog day, there's a problem.  It's time to switch things up a bit!  So, that's just what I intend to do. I dug up some old scans for this post of my lovely sister-in-law Charlotte, when she was pregnant with my equally lovely neice, Anna.  No, I'm not pregnant........yet, but my husband and I hope to be in the near future!  The clock is a ticking and I'm not getting any younger, so it's time.  Tharin definitely needs a little brother or sister.  (sister, sister, sister, with fingers crossed)  We've put it off for far too long.  There were so many lovely things about being pregnant, feeling the baby move, the anticipation of being a parent, eating whatever you wanted and feeling no guilt........until after the baby was born and you're fifty pounds over weight of course!  There were also a lot of horrible things about being pregnant, and that seems to be what has stuck in my mind the most.  Swollen ankles, and I mean SWOLLEN, heartburn, back-ache, dead tiredness, the fifty pounds of extra weight I mentioned earlier.......I could go on, but I won't.  The actual part of child-birth was no walk in the park either.  All that being said, it was all worth it in the end and I now have a wonderful little boy to show for it.  I think I'm finally willing to give it another go.  Six hundred and fifty dollars later, I've gotten the green light and thumbs up from the doctor to commence procreating.  I'm sort of hoping a certain friend of mine gets pregant around the same time so we can go through it together, but we'll see what happens.  You know who you are!

That is just one of the many changes to come for me (hopefully).

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Tytia Habing

I am a self taught, natural light photographer, with sixteen years of shooting experience under my belt. Back in the day, I learned to shoot with film, developed it and printed my own photos in my darkroom. I've since moved to digital, but film holds a very dear spot in my heart that I just can't seem to shake. I was supposed to be a horticulturalist and landscape architect...at least that's what my degree's tell me. I followed that path for some time, along with a few other paths, but photography won my heart. Plants and beautiful mother nature is, and will always be, a great inspiration to me. If at all possible, I prefer to shoot outdoors and somehow incorporate nature into the scene. I'm originally from the Watson, Illinois area, but the majority of my adult life I spent living in the Cayman Islands and only moved home to Illinois with my husband and son a few short years ago. I grew up on a small working farm, with acres and acres of natural areas at my disposal. It gave me a great appreciation for the world around me. I roamed wherever I pleased, built forts in the woods, picked wildflowers in the pasture and caught craw-daddies in the crick. My son is taking over the jobs of fort building and craw-daddy hunting, but I'll never give up the picking of wildflowers.