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Rekindling my love of photography

img_20161201_234201I fell in love with photography years ago, but I never seem to give it enough attention for long enough to really let it take off for me. I get overwhelmed and frustrated. I start to doubt my abilities, or I think its becoming too much of a job and less about my passion for it.

This year, though, a fellow photographer here in Nashville has taken a chance on me, hiring me to second-shoot a wedding with her, and then sending me to cover jobs she couldn’t cover. Suddenly I’ve started looking at thing differently. I started to see my love for it grow again, realizing I can join this passion with my degree in journalism. I’m documenting events and moments. With that, I started seeing my want to be better grow, too.

For this month of daily posting, I’m going to revive “Weekly Winners” that I used to participate in years ago. WW’s always made me get my camera out during the week and challenge myself to take better photos. I truly believe this blog “link up” years ago is what awakened this interest and let me grow in it.

This coming Sunday, I’ll bring my own version of Weekly Winners back, but this first one will be photos from the last couple of months. Including a couple from photo gigs I’ve done recently.

I have a goal for 2017 to upgrade all of my equipment and continue photographing every chance I get. There’s no reason why I can’t do this more regularly and make it a viable second income. Who knows, maybe even a primary income in time.

Me time

A little wine and some photo editing

I have had the last three days to myself, and its been wonderful.

Don’t get me wrong. I love my husband. I love my parents. I love all my friends. But it had been a LONG time since I put me 100% first.

My husband has been on a run west, and I hate to say that I was looking forward to it… but I was. (I wrote about it over at Road Widows.)  I was craving time to just do my thing. To rejuvenate. To have a mini-vacation within the walls of my own house.

I got so much done. Three design projects completed (or as complete as they can be in this moment), two more started, and wedding photos from last week are started as well. I feel so much lighter shortening my to do list.

Oh my list of goals was ambitious. Somehow I thought I was going to organize the office and deep clean the house, too, in the time provided. Nuh uh. I did good to get the laundry done and fresh sheets on the bed. And keep the dishes done on a day-to-day basis.

So I didn’t get it ALL done. I’m okay with that! And I missed July 4th with friends. I’m okay with that, too. The last few days, selfish as it might sound, was all about ME. And I am not going to apologize for that fact.