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


{Shot with my Asahi Pentax Spotmatic and Kodak Portra 160nc film.}

Today I am 23. It seems, to me, so young and so old all at once. Young because I am, as it seems I always have been, young to be where I am in life- a mother, wife, and business owner. Old because I remember feeling not too long ago that my twenties were so far away, and thinking that when they arrived I would feel much more sophisticated and adult that I do. But that it always the case, right? We don't actually change as much over time as we expect to.

So I've written a couple lists- one of looking back, and one of looking forward.

23 Things I've Experienced in 23 Years... {in no particular order}

1. Fell in love and married my best friend. 2. Pregnancy 3. Became a mother 4. Travel: 15 U.S. states and 8 different countries {thus far} 5. Jumped from the top of a waterfall 6. Gone spelunking (caving) 7. Climbed a 14er in Colorado 8. Slept in a tent in the African bush 9. Victoria Falls, Zambia 10. Owned two cars (and paid off!) 11. Bought a house 12. Graduated from college (twice!) 13. Started grad school 14. Quit grad school because I wasn't passionate about my area of study 15. Became an entrepreneur 16. Became a wedding photographer 17. Fell in love with my husband all over again (many times) 18. Learned to crochet and knit 19. Saw my work in print 20. Read a lot. Wrote a lot. 21. Made mistakes (lots) 22. Chosen the better path despite it being more difficult 23. Learned to finally embrace who I really am

24 Before 24... 1. Have a balanced and successful business 2. Go on a weekend getaway alone with my husband 3. Take a family vacation somewhere cool 4. Make cardio exercise and yoga regular parts of my schedule again 5. Take more pictures of the people I love 6. Be a better friend 7. Be more selfless and generous 8. Grow technically and artistically as a photographer 9. Make Seth's birthday cake from scratch 10. Get published 11. Travel to shoot a wedding 12. Learn to make good sandwich bread from scratch 13. Bring Seth to the beach more often 14. Paint a mural on the wall of Seth's room 15. Finally get Seth's room all set up 16. Create a nice outdoor living area in our back yard 17. Have friends over for dinner more often 18. Have more date nights with Manny 19. Journal more consistently, on paper, just for me 20. Take a dance class again 21. Learn more Spanish and work on it with Seth too 22. Read some of the books I've been meaning to get to 23. Start over with my garden and maintain it this time 24. Use up some of my yarn stash with some fun crochet projects

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