Project Life | Week Ten

I’m ten weeks into this project and starting to notice some trends. I suppose this makes sense… I’m a mother of three, I work at the same place four days a week, and I generally spend my free time hiking, cooking, going out to eat, and walking. Seriously, I walk a lot, which is where many of my discoveries are made, thanks to weekly Fitbit challenges and my fitness goals. “Project Life” is a single image each day that is a reflection of my daily life, and this week, like the ones that preceded it and likely the ones to follow, is a compilation of my children and the landscape I live-in.


I’m not sure there’s anything sweeter than a sleeping child! I love checking on my kids after they’re asleep. . . time stands still as I watch, listen, admire, and appreciate my life as a mother. Comically, when I ask my boys “what’s mommy’s favorite time?” they often respond in unison “nap time”. Their energy and experiencing life with young children is magical, exhausting, and hard-as-hell sometimes. Like everything else in life, balance is the key, and in my house nap time is necessary for everyone!


There’s a funny story to go with this picture. I hike South Mountain a few times a week, and the trail and hillsides are alive with spring blooms and green grass. I had a friendly debate about whether these are weeds or flowers… I suggested weeds, which in the context of the conversation was a very “glass half empty” opinion. So one evening after work, right before sunset, Olivia and I raced up the mountain so I could photograph the purple flowers before they were gone for the year. Squatting on a slope, with my camera nearly touching these beauties, a passing mountain biker warned me to not touch the Scorpionweed because it stings. I WAS RIGHT, it’s a weed!


I’m so proud of Olivia for her confidence and talent as a singer!


Nature created a heart, and I was excited like a kid in a candy store when I discovered it.


I’ve been obsessed with vines on architecture since I was young. Old cities are mesmerizing to me, and someday I’d love to live in a villa or old brick building wrapped in greenery!


Published by Brooke Oliphant

I'm an aspiring author exploring the art of writing as an avenue to dive deep into my human experience; to learn, grow, spread light, and inspire others. Together we can live authentically, push ourselves to new heights, face our demons and put them to rest, and live and love without holding back!

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