Journal Entry: August 29, 2016

Leave Blank Spaces Open for Your Future

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Week 31 (photos)

When I first moved to Miami in 2014 I had hung on to all these random frames I had from my childhood, college years, single years, photography studio, art shows broken down, and outdated home decor.

Coming from a long line of artistic pack-rats, I couldn’t bare to part with them so I started spray painting them either white or gold and had a grand plan to hang them on “the perfect wall” in my new home. Well, after they dried in the Miami heat outside for a couple of days, I brought them in and stacked them on my dining room table for a couple of weeks. Then company came over and I stashed them in a big bin in the laundry room where they sat for two years collecting dust, until recently, when my nesting instincts kicked into full gear.

I finally hung them in my bedroom next to my bed, on the wall that will be the backdrop to my baby’s bassinet. I’m so excited that in just a few weeks I’ll be looking at her sleeping (and crying) with a beautiful backdrop of empty frames representing the unwritten future.

The frames will remain empty until she is old enough to fill each one up with one of her own favorite memories. I’m excited to see what this wall will look like in 10, 16, and 25 years from now.

Keep some frames empty in your life.

LaRae Lobdell maternity portrait selfie week #31, Miami FL, August 22nd, 2016

LaRae Lobdell maternity portrait selfie week #31, Miami FL, August 22nd, 2016

LaRae Lobdell maternity portrait selfie week #31, Miami FL, August 22nd, 2016

LaRae Lobdell maternity portrait selfie week #31, Miami FL, August 22nd, 2016