Enjoy Little Moments Looking Out My Back Door

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It’s easy to forget to enjoy little moments of bliss and joy, with our lives so hectic and pressured. Inspired by recent travels, I compiled a collection of photos called Looking Out My Back Door. It does make me want to hum a little Creedence Clearwater Revival, yes, but it also makes me marvel at how quickly the scenery can change. As in life, if we’re not careful, it can pass us by in the blink of an eye. As you browse through this collection, remember the wise words of Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around for a while, you could miss it.” With that, I’d like to share what I see looking out my back door and encourage you to enjoy little moments, whether out your back door or far from home.

Looking Out My Back Door

While in Texas, this was my scenery most of the time. Oh, how wonderful it was to open the blinds and see the peaceful serenity of a lake and horses! It was my daily reminder to pause and breathe.

Looking Out My Back Door

My husband and I snuck off kid free to downtown Dallas for a night. Since we live in the bush bush in Africa, the sight of tall buildings and hustle and bustle is a treat!

Looking Out My Back Door

The view from our hotel room at night. I’ll never tire of Dallas’ landscape, day or night.

Looking Out My Back Door

Sidewalk cafés are one of my absolute favs. I couldn’t pass up this one with the cute ice cream chairs.

Looking Out My Back Door

Built in 1912, the hallways of The Adolphus struck me, because they were SO wide. It reminded me of simpler times when people’s heads weren’t busy with Instagramming the coolest pic or tweeting something that makes your life sound interesting. You could just enjoy the moment.

Looking Out My Back Door

This shot, taken on the streets of our little home for a week and a half in Orlando, brings me such joy. Family vacations are the best, and this one was no exception. It was a time of rest, of fun, of family time. Vacations are moments in time that one must treasure.

Looking Out My Back Door

London has become almost like a third home to me, after good ole US of A and South Africa. There’s something so inviting about these old homes, the sidewalk cafés, and the fact that people actually walk to their destination. I’ll never tire of our stopovers here to and from the US.

Looking Out My Back Door

Our final destination before returning home was Birmingham, England. We visited the new library that was recently finished. I love libraries. The feel of a book in my hands is so comforting and relaxing. Isn’t the architecture so interesting?

In life, in travel, in anything, remember to pause and savor and really enjoy little moments where ever you find them.

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Jen Price

Jen currently makes her home between two continents, one in the great state of Texas and the other in a small town in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. She wears many hats such as wife, mother, photographer, storyteller, communications director, writer, traveler, and lover of dark chocolate. She writes for several websites including her personal blog, I Believe In Love, where she shares her creative ventures, her photography, and the stories of the orphans she loves on in S. Africa.

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  1. Kimberly :

    God bless the USA. And London. And South Africa and the bush.

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