Recently I joined a circle of amazing women who have two things in common with me for sure…. we are mothers and photographers. We love our children with every ounce of us and we love to document their everyday with our camera lens. Each month we will write letters to our sons and daughters in order to document their everyday in pictures and words. Our hope is that these letters serve as an everlasting memory of their childhood.
And here is letter number ten…
I recently heard this quote… from the Magic School bus (of all places)…. it went something like this:
“Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!”
I immediately thought of you because I have come to realize that you have taken after me. And when I say that I mean that you are as much of a worrier as your mommy! I don’t know how long I have been this way (maybe since the moment I was born), but for some reason I have always found something to worry about. And you are just like me! You worry about being late, you get nervous about not getting the right answer, and sometimes you worry that your plans won’t turn out the way you planned. I see how much it affects you and how difficult things are for you, and I fear that it will in some way keep you from doing what makes you happy. So Adri I want you to know this…
Recently I learned that there is no need to worry about the smallest things. I know now that it is ok to make mistakes because when you do… you learn so much MORE! Unfortunately I learned this as an adult so I lived my whole life worrying about EVERYTHING! Only recently did I learn to live life without worrying about what could happen or about what others would think about me. I have learned to make mistakes and learn from them. And I want you to do the same!
My little guy… take chances. Do what makes you happy even if it seems a bit risky. Even if it doesn’t turn out the way you want it to, at least you gave it a shot. It’s ok to make mistakes because from each one that you make, you will learn something new. And don’t be afraid to run free… to get messy in all that you do. The messier you get the more you get to enjoy what you are doing!
I love you sweet boy! Don’t worry so much!
Now head on over to Tracy’s blog to read the letter to her sweet daughter.