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! 😉
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