Stick a fork in me….



I’m done!

Done with what exactly? Done trying to pretend I’ll catch up and finish my 52 week photography challenge.  It’s taken everything I have to call it quits, I don’t like giving up, but lately…. I’m drained.  I have so many other things I have to do, and want to do. So in an effort to remove a bit of stress and maintain some sanity, I have to call it.  I still love photography, I just bought a new camera in fact!  For now though, I’ll be taking photos when I feel inspired, and although the themes do spark my creativity,  I’ve found that I’ve been putting off taking some of the images I really want to take and instead focusing on themes because I just don’t have the time to do both.

I already feel like a weight has been lifted by making this decision. 🙂


This image is one I took yesterday. I actually had a really good day, not that this photo portrays that in anyway at all, but I was able to put a big stress in my life to rest (no, I didn’t kill anyone).  My original intent was to take a quick photo because I was in such a good mood and it felt nice to be out of jeans and sneakers for a change. Of course, as I was setting up my camera I kept thinking about how I had to catch up on themes, and how I should be focusing on those, how I didn’t have time to be taking a photo when I have chores to do and kids to take care of, and blah blah blah……  I could feel things weighing on me.  I had been kicking around the idea of quitting the challenge for a while, but that moment and frame of thought solidified it for me.

Today, I focused on chores and kids! Tomorrow, I’m going away for the night with the hubby. I can not wait to sleep naked, and with any luck I’ll be completely taken advantage of.  I can feel the stress melting away already! 😉

“Type hard, like you mean it!”


52 Weeks Of Photos ~2016~ Week 39


‘Adventure Awaits!’

The photo theme for week 39 was “Road Less Traveled.”   My kids seem to find the adventure in everything, here they are “mountain climbing”. Was quite the task for them. I hope they can hold on to that imagination for a long time.

246211638-Imagination-quotes.jpg“Type hard, like you mean it!”