Recently, I came to the realization that I don’t actually partake in the activities that I am interested in. Photography has been on my list of things to do for so long, but the perfectionist in me has kept me in a perpetual thinking state. I have to laugh at myself because I want to be “great” yet I hadn’t started.
After reading a few photography blogs on different techniques, lighting, etc., I gave it a shot. I even dabbled in some editing. It’s not perfect, but, I am enjoying the process. Plus, I’m stretching some creative muscles I didn’t know I had. My goal is to shoot every day. Lord knows I have the time, so why not?! Here are a few snaps I took on my walk with Abbey today. I used a Canon EOS Rebel T6.
I’m going, to be frank, this past year has been a total shitshow; for better (totally!), and for worse.
I’ve experienced a ton of growth, but not without having to go through some very extreme losses. I suppose this is what the good Lord meant by pruning. Without getting into the specifics, this year has taught me a lot about myself. I’ve learned about my good habits, my bad habits, and the habits that well, we’re gladly abandoning.
The really cool thing about going through messed up situations is that it teaches you about perspective. Funnily enough, even though I’ve learned some painful lessons, lost some relationships that I thought were on solid ground, etc. I can’t help but thank God for the experience.
Ok, I swear I’m not crazy or a masochist, but this year has taught me sooooo much, I would be a fool to consider it anything else but a blessing. Which leads me to explain why I’m finally back on my little blog.
Same weirdo, new direction
In light of my new outlook, I’ve decided to abandon my sense of normalcy and hit the road. I’ve gone AWOL. I figure since my parents are out of the country, there’s no one to protest my departure from the norm. That said, Abbey and I are going to take some time to travel around the US. Currently, we are in Big Bear Lake recovering from matrimonial hell (more on that later). My goal for my travels is to learn new things, try stuff that normally makes me uncomfortable, and finish these dang novels that have been percolating in my brains for SO LONG!!! This isn’t one of those I’m going to “find” myself trips. I know who I am, I just really want to explore before I get too old and hate myself for not doing anything scary. Also, hence the name change of this blog. 😉
Anyway, that’s what’s up with me. Stay tuned for more shenanigans. In the meantime, here are some photos of my trip so far. Cheers!