I'm Hannah: mother, wife, photographer, writer, artist, wellness enthusiast and lover of the simple and beautiful. I live in South Florida with my husband Manny, our three children (Seth, Isaac, and Eaden), and our golden doodle Lily.
This is my journal of motherhood, homeschooling, health, and living with grace & intention


sunrisethe ocean. a cup of warm tea. laughter. a beautiful song.

this. and this.

beautiful photographs. a nice quiet walk. nature.


flowers. faces. people. places far, far away.

blank pages. ..................................

I get discouraged. I get lonely. Sometimes I feel utterly depressed. I wonder what happened to some dreams I used to have. I wonder if my newer dreams can ever become my reality. It is easy to feel defeated or worn down.

But I try to remember what inspires me, what makes me feel alive. I remind myself how blessed I am. By my wonderful family, my husband and my perfect baby boy. By the fact that I am able to follow my dreams, that I am doing what I love to do.

I am happiest when I am creating. When I am doing something. Discouragement comes with overuse of the word should. ...I should have done that, I should do this, it should be this way... etc. etc.

Dis{courage}ment-- lack of courage to just do. Too much though, not enough action. For me, sometimes it is because I am afraid I will fail. I lack confidence in myself. But I am doing away with the lies that hold me back from doing. It is all or nothing now, so {all} it what it is going to be for me.

I am prioritizing. Rethinking. Pruning away dead leaves.

Life is much too precious and short for dead leaves to have anyplace in it, after all.

maybe I can have the {courage} to think again. to live in the moment. to erase should from my vocabulary. to take risks.

go. ..............................

(Take what you will from this. If it makes no sense at all to you, check back for a more 'normal' post soon. I needed to get some jumbled thoughts down and thought maybe someone, somewhere could relate. Love, hannah.)

I have an idea