Thursday, July 23, 2009

Change

Isn't it funny how change happens?

It happens daily to each and every human on earth. I love it. I have the tiny bit of excitement in my gut when things go terribly wrong. I love the problem solving. How are we going to change the road that we were on. I happily accept change in most parts of my life. Other part, I despise it. Loathe it. These parts of my life are when you are thrust into change where you can not see past the day you are on. Not that these are bad changes, just different points in my life where I didn't know what was going to happen next.

One of these moments happened at high school graduation (or around that time) but I knew where I was going. I was just nervous. That changed the moment I walked across the stage.

I have always know what I want to do in life. Isn't funny how some people just know. I never changed my major in college. AND I work in the field I majored in. Crazy. I know SO many people who wasted their years on a degree they do not use. (Though remember I am one for going away to college, so it isn't all lost). I love my job. Not always the hours, but I love my job. I still do not want to change it, just add to it.

I have always had the love of photography. From the first photography class I took at SFA. I loved it. Fell hard, I tell ya'! But with anything change got in the way. I focused more on the television side of journalism (obviously I chose correctly). I let the print/photojournalism fall down a bit (still majored in it but it went down a bit). Then fell in love, got married, had a beautiful little boy, graduated and then moved back home. Isn't funny though how you think back on things. My first out of college job was as a photographer/videographer for DCCCD. Then I moved to my current career. (I can still remember how happy I was when I found out). Photography fell again. So in an effort to bring it back. I am going to start a part-time portrait photography business. Why not, right? I have the ability, knowledge and heck even the degree. If it fails, oh well, at least I can tell J and S I did what I wanted.

Major life lesson to those two. Don't be afraid of failure! It happens. It is going to happen. Get ready for it.

So with that it is going! Call me if you want a session!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fun. Family. Fourth.

I have to say sometimes I do get tired of hosting family functions. That is until people start showing up.

I love having family over at our house to celebrate events. I am very big on celebrating life events with food, family and fun. Growing up we always had family birthdays. It was a given. It still baffles me when families do not have family birthday parties. We are adults who still have family birthday parties. Now as adults I would rather it be a less present oriented more celebrate family and life. It is slowly starting to turn this way.

Our 4th of July celebration was scheduled to begin at 5 ish, so I began trying new recipes early. I figured I could prepare things and then just pop them in the oven at the last minute. Worked well. Though S and I didn't quite have the most relaxing day, but that is ok. It was worth it!

I think we had the perfect blend of way too much food but good times with family.

The best part... We don't have another family event for a while! Yes! A bit of a break. Though we were going to remodel our downstairs bathroom. It is going to have to wait. We are investing that little bit of money into August!

I don't know what it is about us but we love our little family. I can't imagine spending time without them! They are the perfect blend of sweet and sassy.

Here is hoping for a restful July. And one that isn't too hot. Our poor A/C has been working overtime.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

No Ranting today

Well, ok just one little rant!

Why are some drivers so bad? Today while going to work I turned off a one way street onto a two way street. Well a man in a small car pulled infront of me in my lane! URGH! And then a car pulled behind him. Thing is, I was already in the lane! Downtown Dallas drivers! URGH!