It’s Pretend to be a Time Traveller Day at the Newborn Photography Studio in Fareham…
If you could be a time traveller, would you travel into the future? Or perhaps you’d want to change the past?
If I was to travel back in time, I’m not sure I would change anything. For me, everything that has happened has truly shaped my journey – and who I am today. When I went through a low point in my life, I read the book ‘The Universe Has Your Back: How to Feel Safe and Trust Your Life No Matter What’ by Gabrielle Bernstein. I personally believe that we all have a path in life and it’s our personality, strengths and risk-taking that steers us along that path.
You might have read my blog post ‘Being a Newborn Photographer is my Calling’ where I took the opportunity to invest, all be it in a very financially scary way, by enrolling on a newborn photography training course. The opportunity came my way and felt it was right. It was one of the best things I have done in my life.
One of my all-time favourite films is Sliding Doors. It’s where Gwyneth Paltrow lives a parallel life, you get to see one version where she misses the train, and one where she catches the train. The journey might be slightly different, but we soon find out that the end result is the same.
Let me be a time traveller for the day in Newborn Photography by Jennifer in Fareham….
So let’s go back to 1973. My first memory. I’m wearing my pretty purple flowery dress, I was screaming and the doctors are telling me that they need to cut my dress to get it off. I’ve fallen off a tractor trailer onto stones and I’m rushed to hospital by a neighbour as my Mum doesn’t drive. I was just 5 years old and had cracked my head open and there was lots of blood. Even to this day, I have a fear of blood and seeing blood makes me feel faint. I remember saying that I wanted to go to school and didn’t want to stay in hospital.
I’m not sure how long I stayed in the hospital for, but I do remember breakfast time; eating boiled eggs and pretending that we hadn’t eaten the eggs and turning the shell upside down. Funny the things you remember, was it the attention from the nurses that I remember? In fact, as I write this and remember back, I’m also thinking that after my cellar accident in Toulouse last year, maybe I’ve always been accident prone?
So, would I change anything? Maybe not so much blood, and I got to keep the purple dress after all. I do have my favourite childhood photograph as a memory. I think that perhaps the experience gave me my independence, and it was telling me to be careful as I’m going to have an accident-prone life!
Let’s skip forward to 2028. I’m going to be celebrating my 60th birthday this year and hopefully have retirement clearly in sight. The Covid virus went away as quick as it came and in 2021 things got a lot brighter, and everyone valued the important things in life. Newborn and family photographs became more important and people cherished the treasured memories that I loved capturing for them. My gorgeous newborn photography studio at Cams Hall became the number one newborn studio in South Hampshire. Matthew and I looked forward to our holidays and taking pictures of all our wonderful holiday journeys with our cameras. My dearest closest friends remained close to me and my family bonds became even stronger. We all stood together and enjoyed a pretty amazing life. Lovely thoughts.
So, what would your time traveller story be? I’d love to hear it!