Do you ever feel like you are holding your breath, waiting for something to happen? I have felt this way for quite some time. I don’t think I ever really thought too much of it, only that I knew that I was "waiting for my life to get started". Then it hit me as I was out shooting pictures yesterday… this is my life. It has started, I have just been too busy waiting for it to start to really enjoy it. And now, I know. Last year was full of twists and turns and craziness. It seemed that everytime I would get on the rollercoaster it would go flying off the track. Now I am enjoying this smooth ride and I am loving every minute of it. The 9-5 grind is still hell, but at least I am in a nicer office (if only temporarily) with a great co-worker and friend. Life is so much more bearable when you can laugh at work and at home.
School is moving along quite smoothly. I believe this is my last week in film and then I will move into digital. Part of me is ready, part of me is not. I actually love the darkroom process. Luckily, Chris dug through the garage and found his grandfathers old dark room set. The thing is an absolute antique, literally! It is we believe from the 30’s or 40’s??? Hmmm… never thought I would be so grateful that my hubby hoards stuff. hehe I am also looking at different processing styles so that I can experiment as time allows.
Next weekend I am doing my first actual photoshoot of someone besides Emily. My dear friend Robin has asked me to do her graduation photos! She is graduating in May from OU as a Social Worker and will be specializing in Child Welfare. The girl has got serious BALLS!!! And yet when she walks into a room she is like a breath of sunshine. I cannot wait to see what we create.
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The Journey by Mary Oliver
One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
their bad advice