Investment

One of the best things about being a parent is watching the relationship that blooms between your baby and your parents.

Mom and Dad were here for the weekend and when they left this morning, Papa Duane left a little something behind for his favorite girl…

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🙂

Regaining Balance

It’s been way to long since I blogged. That’s how I know things are out of balance…when I can’t find any time in my day to sit down and compose a few thoughts just for myself. I haven’t picked up a camera and taken a picture of my own kid, my own family (other than random iPhone photos) in months. I haven’t had enough time or energy to sit down and write much much of anything for a couple of weeks now. Even my memoir project has hit a minor stall.

But the tides are finally turning, and I feel good about the way things are heading.

After saying goodbye to my Poppa D (my birthfather’s father), surviving a 10-day work trip that ended with a nasty eye infection, and deciding to finally leave behind a job that I’d grown tired to trying to “fix”, there are new adventures and opportunities on the horizon.  I’m making great strides working on the memoir. I’ve made some really great friends and gained some really great experience after returning to an office job a little less than a year ago. And I’ve got a brand new job starting in two weeks.

After such a rough ride, and so many forks in the road, it’s nice to finally crest the hill and see the open road stretching out before me.

But at this stage of the game, even when I can see a storm brewing in the distance, I know I can handle it. All I have to do is hold on, and try to enjoy (or at least appreciate) the ride.

Let’s go. I got this.

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My Apologies

I’ve been such a bad blogger lately.

Honestly, I knew this 365 Project stuff would come to an end eventually. Don’t get me wrong, I still rank writing right up there with breathing on my list of favorite things to do, but the amount of pressure I put on myself to come up with a blog every day is starting to wear me down. And it doesn’t help that I’ve been slammed with photo shoots and story assignments lately. Add to that a bunch of family and friends visiting and a 2-year-old that keeps me constantly on my toes, and I’m actually surprised I’ve kept up with it this long!

Don’t worry though, I’m not quitting. I don’t know think I could if I tried. But I do hope you’ll forgive me if I continue to take the occasional day off when I’m swamped with work or tired or even just a day when I feel like I don’t have much to say.

So, for tonight, I’m signing off to work on photos. I’m on a schedule to finish up the photos from both the charity bike ride and golf outing before the engagement session I have on the books for Sunday, so I need to stay focused. Don’t worry though, I’ll be back tomorrow with a blog post that’s been marinating for a couple of days. Until then, take care my friends! 🙂

Who Are You?

Since I first began blogging regularly, I’ve often wondered just who is out there reading this anyway? I have a group of subscribers and followers who I have been able to cyberstalk and find out who they are through their own blogs. But these days I’m routinely getting hundreds of hits a week (sometimes even hundreds a day), and I have no idea who is actually out there reading.

I gotta say, some days I don’t know whether to feel like a celebrity, or like someone is standing outside in the dark and peering in through my windows.

Guess that’s sort of what blogging is all about isn’t it?

Well, tonight I’m turning the tables. I’ve written hundreds of posts here, giving you glimpses into my life and my view of the world. Now, I’d like to know a little about yours. So, here’s what I’m asking you to do…

If you’re reading this post, leave a comment, and tell me something about yourself. It can be as simple as your name and where you’re from or, even better, how about some fun little fact about yourself. Come on, who’s out there? How’d you find me? And what keeps you coming back here for more?

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