A few days ago, I finally got it together to publish my four goals for 2017.
#3 – my photo goal – is about pretending it’s 1990.
I’m allowing myself a single click per day. I’m hoping the limitation forces me to think hard about which of each day’s noteworthy moments most deserves to be captured. Thinking ahead and selecting a likely photo op and planing to have my camera with me requires a level of awareness that hopefully rubs off on the rest of my life.
The New Year rolled in with rain, which this arid-childhood woman loves! Ain’t nothing like a dark grey sky to fill me with joy and get me in the mood to think, love life, and write.
The New Year got off to a slow start for me. All the airplane people brought germs that weaseled their way in through a fortress weakened by the exhaustion of holiday madness. Good think the Yorkie likes to cuddle.
Still battling illness. My biggest accomplishment for the day – finally getting sheets back on the guest bed.
This is my chaos. I am the kind of person who just keeps opening new internet tabs, until I have five browser windows and 350 tabs. This is the real-life version of that. Once I set an intention in my mind, I cling. I refuse to acknowledge that maybe I don’t actually have time for something. Nonsense. I have time for everything. Including occasional short-circuit meltdowns from thinking I have time for everything.
A-la resolution #4, this is my first time on stage in 2017. I thought it went terribly, but the video says otherwise. People laughed, which indicates a listening and interest level required to understand jokes. Being last in a long line of storytellers when your story is good-but-not great… is hard.
Backyard sunset. I paused to take in the photo-worthy beauty and realized, “Oh sh*t! I haven’t today’s photo yet!”
Today I get two photos. Because… it’s my birthday!
Ice cream cake to celebrate another trip around the sun. It was my nephew’s second experience of the Happy Birthday song, and the first in which it wasn’t directed at him. He thinks the song is hilarious, regardless of why it’s being sung.
A great new friend set up an action-packed birthday evening that kicked off at a sushi-fusion place. Excellent food. Excellent cocktails. I kept the clothespin.
Photo Location(s): Tucson, Arizona