Monday roared in like a train engine and rolled right over my motivation that was laying across the tracks. Whatever, I didn't really want to accomplish anything today. Last week was kind of draining, emotionally. The weekend was draining physically from my waitressing gig. I'm drained. And Monday doesn't care.
I didn't wake up to jump on my yoga mat.
I didn't eat breakfast.
I didn't even get in a cup of coffee before it sat cold in the mug.
You know it's bad when the coffee suffers.
It was well after noon before I trudged outside to cut back a little ivy that grows invasively on our back fence. I didn't even do that well. The cut vines are still laying out there, not even in a neat pile, just spread, haphazardly.
I thought maybe a trip to Walmart would shake things up. Meandering around the store I chose a couple new nail polishes, some notebooks for my son's start of school, and rather impulsively six bags of mulch. Ha ha! I could still accomplish some beautifying of the front beds.
The trip home had me detouring to The Lotus. I love this place. It's a yoga studio AND a tea bar AND a great place for a yummy sandwich. I got The Dancer which is turkey, greens, jam, provolone, cream cheese, and LOVE, along with a bowl of chicken tortilla soup with avocado and sour cream. Deliciousness and just what the doctor ordered. Or, just what I ordered. Anyway...
On the way back to my car I spotted a random set of cement steps. Curiosity led me up the steps and behind some bushes to an empty lot that was full of pink sweet pea and one giant Oak tree.
When I got home, in the heat of the afternoon, I spread those six bags of mulch and wondered why I hadn't put on something besides flip flops and why it was so hot and maybe I would die in the afternoon sun and why hadn't I waited till late evening and there was so much sweat and I got a sliver between my toes. How's that for no motivation, Monday? Who's the captain now?
So now I sit here. Showered. Freshly painted toenails. And wonder, who is going to make dinner?
Reflecting back on a photo shoot I did yesterday...
It was impromptu and no other humans were involved. just me, my camera, my tripod, and the golden hour.
If I didn't already know that I kind of like photography, whenever I am turned loose with creativity and abounding light and amazing subject matter, it's like the planets align and the angels sing and every atom in my body is lit up and I realize, this photography thing could be something.
While I was not the focus of my photo shoot I did get in a few self-portraits. I chuckled as I went along at the out-takes, at how I would have looked had I had an audience, and just how silly I felt in general. But it was fun overall.
So, I'm building a website for my photography business. I'm planning on putting most of my photo shoots on that website, and on my professional Instagram, and on my business Facebook page.
It is my plan to keep my little blog here as casual as I am myself, separate from my business. I guess what I'm trying to say is that if you want to see my prettiest pictures they will eventually be on those three platforms I just linked.
No pressure. I'll probably link again.
The following is my favorite selfie of all time. No joke. I would print this, frame it, and hang it on my wall. I love the layers, the framing, the textures, the camera. When people think of me, this is what I want them to see, because in this moment I am truly happy.
Same photo, different perspective.
I invite you to follow along on this journey with me whether it be this blog, my website, on Facebook, or either of my two Instagrams. If I could ask one little favor it would be that you leave a little footprint, let me know you were here or there. Feedback is always appreciated as I navigate this new territory.
Until next time!