Ever feel like you need a vacation from your vacation? We have a running joke at our house that sometimes, a “vacation” is just a “new location”. We get somewhere in the hopes of unwinding, recharging our batteries, only to find that we are just as busy and distracted and on the go while we are on a trip as we are when we are home.

The dictionary defines a break as “an interruption of continuity; departure from or rupture with”. And as I prepare to go on this upcoming Spring Break, I am asking myself what it is I am in need of interrupting. What do I need to rupture? What do I need to depart from, in order to come home with a little more clarity? A little more perspective…

When you have a family and travel together, there are not always opportunities to truly take a break. I know for my family there will be tennis to play, soccer games to watch, friends to see, and things to do. But in order to come home with a clear head, in order to come home feeling like I truly took a much-needed break, there must also be time to walk on the beach alone. A chance to take photographs just for me. Some time to take out my journal or a book instead of my phone.

A little bit of time to disrupt. To depart. To rupture. So that when I return, I can continue. I can integrate. I can put myself back together.

Spring will be a fun and busy season at lifelensandlove photography. Look for the blog to pick back up on Monday, April 2nd. Sign up here for the next post to come straight to your inbox. Also launching after the break is something I have been working on. I am calling it The One of a Million Project, and I can’t wait to share it with you. Spring photography sessions are filling up. Booking for summer and fall is already happening, so if you want to save a spot for 2018, contact me here.

Have a safe and restful departure, friends.