Life Lessons from Library Time with Peanut

While I am in Houston with the girls for a few days to take sweet Quinn’s cake smash photos & look at some houses, I stole away with Peanut to story time at the library.

Watching her sit there in the midst of all of the other little kids, getting completely absorbed into the story, I couldn’t help but smile. My biggest girl seems to be a book-lover, and that makes this mama happy. It was also really interesting to watch her sit back and watch as the other kids stood up and danced the hokey-pokey and sang Twinkle, Twinkle.

I was a little surprised that my outgoing girl didn’t jump right in to sing and dance along, as she’s sooooo full of personality. But the more I thought about it, I realized she’s so much like me (despite looking so much like her daddy!).

In a new place or situation, I tend to sit back and watch at first. I’m not normally the first to jump right in or strike up a conversation with someone I don’t know. Sure, when it’s orientation I can turn it “on”, but that’s also zone I’m familiar with.

As I sat there wishing my sweet girl would join in on the fun, it made me think about how I’m going to need to push myself to just jump right in as we move to Houston. I’m going to have to push myself to reach out to other creatives. I’m going to have to push myself to join in on networking events – and push myself to really network & talk to people rather than just hanging out by the food.

So Peanut, here’s to us jumping in hokey-pokey style as we start a new chapter in Houston. And here’s to more mommy-daughter dates to the library!!

Photo Jul 03

(And here’s to more sweet hand-holding photos from Snapchat! Follow along – bmariephoto)


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