This is the first self-portrait post I’ve written without even looking at the photo for the month. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad.
This month was crazy. It started with my gear (computer, camera, lenses, flash, etc) and miscellaneous other stuff being stolen out of our apartment. I spent a good 10 days without a camera, without a way to view my past work. It was a horrid empty feeling. I replaced my camera and have a lens I’m happy to work with and things improved drastically on a trip to NorCal to see family and photograph my cousin and her fiance. Moving 2208 miles away from my parents, friends, family, (yes I google’d it to see the exact distance) has been difficult in ways I was only warned about before-hand. Spending a long weekend with my family was just the taste of home I needed. Why I didn’t take a photo there I’m not sure. Is it a good thing I wasn’t thinking about “work” while there? Surely. But still – that left me upstairs on the rooftop deck the last day of the month fidgeting with the tables and chairs and self timer.
So here ya go. The rooftop deck is way cool. It’s an insanely peaceful place to relax. I get to watch the traffic crawling on I-5. I see the sun rise and set on the city. I see the rowing team and the kayakers enjoy the lake. It’s peaceful.
More than that – it’s my new home, and I’m getting used to that.
(hat custom-made by the very talented Alicia at Imagine Knits – here’s her blog)