I’m out of practice. I confess that I haven’t picked up my camera on a regular basis since June. I also confess that I haven’t shot anything for myself in awhile. When I harken back, I think the last thing that I shot that wasn’t client work was for my Jar of Inspiration project in March. Even worse, I didn’t even finish the month. The good part of this situation was that I doing a lot of exciting client work. The bad part is that when the client work was done, I didn’t get back to work on the personal stuff. And then I went full speed into getting our house ready to sell. After that, we’ve been in a state of packing, moving, traveling and vacationing ever since. I haven’t had the desire to pick up my camera just for myself in quite awhile. It’s felt too frivolous, too novel, too much of guilty pleasure when I knew that there were a million things that needed my immediate attention.
Some people say that during times of uncertainty, you should create – and while I think that making things is always a great idea, I don’t seem to be able to follow that advice for myself. I’m more likely to shut down, put the camera away and stop making until a time comes when the madness of the situation settles down.
Even though we’re still not settled in our new Colorado digs, we’re enjoying family down time at the lake in Michigan and I’m starting to feel a little more like myself. I feel like I’m ready to begin again. I feel like I’m finding my way back to what I love. I’m grateful to be able to start a new chapter of my life soon and I’m looking forward to sharing my new adventures in our new landscape. In the meantime, here’s a sample of what I’ve been doing as I dust off my camera skills….
Finding my way back – Angie