Aw. . . my dear old blog, always patiently waiting for me to find time. . . always here waiting to be utilized. Is this the year? Will I start using you and actually stick with it? I promise I will try!! If nothing else as a place for me to journal my thoughts and day. . . or not, it might just turn into pictures. Who knows. BUT you are mine and I shall try my best to harness my little corner of the internet this year, not for social media purposes, not for "look what I can do purposes" but just for me.
I have committed myself to two new photo projects this year that I am pretty excited about. My dear friend Laura invited me to join her 365 photo challenge and my friend Aimee has asked me to join her in a 52 week challenge (which should be easy considering the 365). I haven't shot in such a long time. . . I feel like my entire year has gotten away from me and capturing those precious moments and documenting my life while doing the one thing that brings me the most joy just wasn't a priority. In all honesty the loss of my nephew really threw me in a tail spin. I didn't want to look at the world and all the beauty in it. I didn't want to see beauty in a world where my Sky Thai wasn't in it. I felt like a failure for not having captured more moments of the people who were no longer here. . . the ones I should have been trying to capture the most because now I will never again have that chance. I needed time. Silly really because ultimately all I truly lost was more memories. 10 months of nothing. My kids are getting older, my life is changing as people and life tend to do and I missed it. . . once again. But sometimes a break is good. It makes you see what truly matters and where you heart lies and I hope I never have to feel that way again to realize what my true calling is and that is journaling my daily life. Not just for me but for everyone else. Devoting your entire self to learning and growing a craft just to throw it away is a crying shame. . . so here I am, rambling. . . in a safe place and I plan on doing that often because I have a voice and my feelings do matter. . . so here I am LOL.
After 10 long months I decided to pick my camera back up (which required a vast amount of dusting to be completely honest. . . so sad). Saturday, Dec 23. . . that was the day I decided. It wasn't a cognitive decision, more of a "hey, lets take a picture" and I realized, hey, I missed this. So here I go, on another adventure an I can't wait to see where it takes me.