So here we are, deep into the creative process that bring Current to life, and I can’t help but think that perhaps Current is already alive, and that we are just along for the ride much as a parent is to a child.
Come to think of it, the relationship we have with the journal runs fairly close to the kind of relationship you could expect to have with any two-year-old, and as I dust off the covers of the books on what to expect during the first few years of your child’s life, I am both amazed, and proud, of our little ones development.
Like any parent, I am watching eagerly as a transformation takes place from infancy to independence as Current grows and tests her limits, trying new experiences and developing an identity that will help to define her path in future years. As the mom of two young boys, I remember the “terrible-twos” and cringe at the thought that our own brainchild will show the kind of defiance that I saw in my kids. But I understand now, that the process was bitersweet – and completely necessary for growth – you learn to take the bad with the good, and gain confidence in yourself as a parent with every inch you let them loose.
So I guess this process is just as much about Current finding her sense of self as it is us allowing the struggle to happen, and I look forward to sharing it with you as it evolves and the countdown to her 2nd birthday takes place.
- Bree Galbraith