Our assignment is to focus on a gift we take for granted. What inanimate object or concept do we take for granted on a daily basis? What would someone who is not as fortunate say about my good fortune to have such a thing in my life? We are to focus on our blessings, focus on the opportunities I have everyday that are an unforeseen blessing in my life.
I know exactly what I want to photograph as soon as I finish reading this assignment in my email inbox. I know just how incredibly fortunate I am to be able to take a year away from my teaching position in order to stay at home with my two boys. So many people do not have the means or the opportunity to do what I can this year. And even greater than that, I am so fortunate to have a supportive husband that gives me time and means to immerse myself in my passions outside of teaching - namely, crafting.
My glue gun, sewing machine, crafts paints and papers have been collecting dust in the back of a closet for years. That is until this year. Taking time away from teaching high school English has opened up a world of crafting for me. I started my own baby gifts business, started a new blog, and have been creating up a storm. I am so incredibly lucky to have time to be passionate, to be creative, to sew, to craft, to create.