Enjoy more as an adult

Happy Halloween!
Happy Halloween!

I think Halloween is a holiday I’ve grown to enjoy more now as an adult than I did as a kid.

I enjoy giving out candy… seeing what little ones dress up as. Such a mix of kids!! Witches, reapers, goblins, cops, princesses and penguins to name a few. SO CUTE!

Its so good to see families out together, as well. Some family time is rare in this day and age.

I enjoy dressing up myself… being a kid myself for a day. Or just being something I’m not. Stepping out of my comfort zone while still saying comfortable in the knowledge that its a night that doing so is expected.

I’ve grown to really like spooky things. My favorite TV shows include Ghost Whisperer, Medium, Ghost Hunters, Paranomal State, etc. I like to be spooked. It is an adrenaline rush!

Finally… there’s just something fun about the day in general. Its all it encompasses in one big Halloween package. It’s not the candy any more. Its the experience of the night/day. I like it!

Happy Halloween!!

Time & ambitions

“I’ve learned…. That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.”

– Andy Rooney

I know I’m only 28 — I’ll be 29 in 19 days, feel free to send me presents — but already I see life spinning by faster and faster each year. I remember the year dragging by as a kid, and today I feel like the month is ending before I’ve gotten used to it even BEING that month! Christmas is only two months away, and I still haven’t gotten used to the idea of Fall being here!

This month has been quite busy, and as a result many things I’ve been trying to keep up have once again fallen by the wayside. There’s only so many hours in a day. So many days in a week. So many weeks in a month.

I’m 10 days from NaNoWriMo. I was so jazzed for it at the end of September. Ready to start writing immediately! Now, it’s 10 days away and I can’t fathom how I’m supposed to pull it off. I’ve hardly been keeping up with my Project 365!

Its at this point in which time and ambition collide, and you have to decide which is more important. Succeeding in your goal, or conceding that maybe time just isn’t going to allow it to happen. Which takes precedence?

When in school, there was no option. It didn’t matter if you had an organizational meeting after school, then had a game to go play a couple hours later, and in one class you had to read three chapters and in another write an essay! Sleep suffered, and you got the jobs done.

Today, for me, I am my own boss in many of my projects. And I do find myself to be a pretty relenting boss at times. At others, I’m a total softy on myself and I extend my own deadlines past what I should. (I like sleep these days! What can I say?)

Good thing I’m my only employee! What mixed signals I give!

That being said, I’ve never not attempted a goal. I’ve never given up before I tried, and with that fact I am going to do my best to do NaNoWriMo. Right along side my Project 365, my blog, my jobs, my husband, our home, and everything else! I have to try — time be damned! It’s amazing what a person can do when they put their mind to it. I continue to challenge myself every day to do everything I possibly can and be the best me I can be.

Library photos

Life has been really busy lately, and unfortunately this blog has taken a hit due to that fact. Be glad I didn’t write yesterday, though! What a MONDAY it was! Rants galore.

Today, I bring you something I am very excited about… some of my photos of the Nashville Public Library have been used in a video for the Knight Foundation. For a short period of time, the video will be up on their site.

Any time any of my photos get the attention of others, and they ask to use them in their projects, it just makes all my time taking pictures feel more worth it. I do it because I enjoy it, but the extra validation always feels good! Here are the images they chose to use:

Nashville Public Library
Nashville Public Library

Nashville Public Library
Nashville Public Library

Thanks to the Knight Foundation for using my photos for this project!