It's funny how parenthood changes you in ways you would never imagine. Pre-motherhood I was unsure of what I wanted out of life, I felt like I was treading water and almost 'waiting' for something to happen to me. I was surprised to discover a new found confidence since having Wilf and also a new thirst for life that I never quite had before. Now every day life is seen a little differently the way I did three years ago, spending your time with an inquisitive three year old will do that.
Now I find myself excited to experience new things and new places so that my son can experience them too. I realised this year what an amazing thing it is to travel with a child as we took our first holiday back in the Spring.
I think going on holiday with your loved ones gives you that chance for a bit of sanctuary, where you can forget about that email you need to send or jobs around the house that have been left on your 'to do' list for so very long and focus on what is the most important thing, family.
One of my favourite things about traveling with my son is feeling like I'm giving him one of the most important things in life an opportunity to see different settings and cultures. I love that I can pick up my camera and through my lens record moments that we will treasure forever.
Holidays remind us how precious life is. It's a magical time where rules are vague, bedtimes are later and ice creams are eaten almost daily. It's a time for adventures to new places, it's days spent lapping on suncream and finally getting a chance to read that book. It's laughing and joking and dipping toes into the sea, for sitting back, looking at your family and being reminded again just how lucky we are.