It's been a whirlwind week, a week of long days and late nights, what with my daughter's dance and choir concerts, my seniors getting ready to graduate, and the grading period shortly coming to an end. It's that crazy time of year when I lose myself in towering stacks of laundry (oh, I wish that was an exaggeration), when my scrap desk is more scrap than desk, and when home-cooked meals are a faraway dream, because time just functions differently in May. It's kind of thrilling, actually, accelerating toward the end of all things, and being so very close to the beginning of something new.
Looking back, looking ahead -- I'm trying to find my bearings. Maybe that's why holding up a stop sign to the hustle and bustle and just taking a little time out to be creative and focused is so important. Everything changes -- that's inevitable -- so it's important to hold on to what we can, while we can, and to remember what we can, while we can.
JBS May project kit, which includes these amazing 7Gypsies portfolios. It brings together photos of my daughter from over the past few years with my thoughts about "growing a girl."