I didn’t want kids until I did

[Initially published on Jan 9, 2018.]

I hear this sentence a lot. In fact, I used to say it all the time “I don’t want to have kids”.

Me and little L by Ana Teresa Miranda.

But guess what? I changed my mind… and I did it when I was 28 years old. I can’t tell you why, but I would find myself longing for a baby.

The truth is: yes, she changed me, so what? 3 years ago I did not want to have kids, and now here I am thinking about the next one. I think it was actually 3 years ago that my motherhood instincts - whatever these are - kicked in, and I have been the happiest ever since.

True motherhood is not for everyone, but apparently it is for me. I am not saying it’s all fairy tales, because most of it probably isn’t, but what is good compensates for ALL THE REST.

She is literally my everything and that is why I always try to cherish and record special occasions. I have been a fan of minimalism, but photographing memories and printing them still gets the best of me: I cannot and won’t let go of these! I do guilty for not saving the environment with all this photography thing, and maybe I will change my mind on this too at any point in the future, but, for now, I will keep chasing that l perfect light with my baby girl.

Needless to say, if you are like me and are having mixed feelings about being an environmentalist and/or minimalist VS being a film photographer and/or printing your special moments, let me tell you that IT IS OK. We do what we can.

Until next time**

By Camilla Jørvad.

By Ana Teresa Miranda.

By Ana Teresa Miranda.

By Ana Teresa Miranda.

By Ana Teresa Miranda.

By Ana Teresa Miranda.

By Ana Teresa Miranda.

By Ana Teresa Miranda.

By Ana Teresa Miranda.

Dreams are for fools

[Initially published on Dec 11, 2017.]

Or are they?

Once upon a time I had the dream of living in Hawai’i for a while. That changed because I changed. On top of this, the opportunity to do it is also gone, so Hawai’i is definitely not happening.

But why do I feel sad? Why do I feel that a small part of me is gone and I can no longer get it back?

I am afraid I do not have the answers to those questions. I only have my analogue memories, because, let’s face it, the ones in my brain never last that long.

Today I am launching a new album: album no 4 - Paradise, Hawai’i. I hope you enjoy it.

Take care!

Or should I say Analogue Wanderlust?

[Initially published on Jan 27, 2017.]

I guess it doesn’t come as a surprise that I am a travel fanatic.

I also strongly object to days ruled by routines.

I keep chasing that new place, that new smell, that new landscape.

Once I find it, it’s there for me to enjoy it, so it can vanish away. The good thing is that the very same place can provide completely different experiences depending on weather, company, mood, whatever… And that makes me have this intrinsic rush/craving for travelling, no matter where, constantly.

I have been extremely lucky, I cannot say otherwise. I have been travelling for a few years now, and actually experiencing living in different places, but I am still a perfect newbie. There are so many more places to see. “I know nothing”, like they say.

So yes, maybe I should have called this place Analogue Wanderlust, but then the truth is there is not a single term that can define all it really represents.

For now, I’ll stick to Analogue Travelling.

In memory of those lost dreams, I leave you with this inspirational wall of quotes.

Walking in Route 66, Santa Fé, USA, 2010.

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