I've decided on a new rule for myself concerning the laptop on my kitchen table. If I want to go on Facebook or look at my buddies blogs, I have to do something in Photoshop first... something productive to get me back on track with what has been my passion since like, f.o.r.e.v.e.r - photography.
Though I have had my dry seasons when the last thing I wanted to do was pick up my camera and take yet another unimpressive blah picture, I'm starting to feel that twinge again, that spark that reminds me why I suffered though Photo I, II and III (i.e. Psychological Warfare for College Students). It wasn't ALL horrible... I did meet my awesome husband there. But I still have some wounds from those days that occasionally get reopened. Okay, actually one class in college wasn't so bad... I think it was Photo manipulation something or other... we never really did strictly what the syllabus said we would in that dept. so it's hard to remember. It's sort of the class that saved me from being lost forever. It brought me back to the outside real life world and what I really wanted (not what Mr. R. preached to us) and really made me think about my future rather than dissecting a false past. And just in the nick of time. I *almost* got sucked in.
I realize that this probably makes little sense to most of you - I hope it makes sense to *someone*. Mia, if you're reading this - thank you for listening to me in your office even though most of what I believed in was making your head hurt.
So today, after a morning at the park with my buddies, I got home and wanted to look at and play with all the pictures I took. For the first time I wasn't turning on my laptop to check FB or my mail. Yippee! (don't worry, I'll TOTALLY be doing that later! :) -- addiction is addiction!)
Here's what I came up with for today: