Yep. I'm back. With little to no...ok, let's be honest there is absolutely no fanfare about my return. I'm an not going to say the cliched little sayings like "I'll be a better blogger" yadda yadda because I really don't feel like giving myself such expectations. I'd like to think that posting will become a more regular "thing" again. We'll see.
Is this thing on?
It has been nearly a year since I last posted here. A lot has gone on but I'm not going to bore you...plus most of my few readers follow me on twitter and have a vague idea of what is current with me.
The biggest "thing" that I haven't really said anything about is that I have been trying to get my own photography business off the ground. I decided a few months ago, I said "self, you need to utilize some of these artistic urges and use some of the copious artistic education." Right after that prophetic conversation, a job teaching painting fell into my lap. It is unreal and awesome and I just cannot describe how much I love it. I honestly never expected to use any of my formal artistic education and actually get paid a decent amount for doing so. Apparently nor did my parents. I called my mom about the job and first words? "I can't wait to tell daddy that we didn't waste all that money on college for you!" Nice, huh? But I have to say they've always been supportive to max even when they admittedly didn't "get" my art. So around that time I decided to use my fancy camera to start a little photography business. There is not a lack of photographers around here but I use that term loosely. Some are VERY talented...but most are fellow spouses that have a fancy camera that they have no idea how to use but have decided to declare themselves "photographers." I asked one at a casual meet up, what their favorite lens was and if they've mastered manual...their blank stare gave me my answer. So I have a slight advantage there heh. I'm working on putting myself out there more often, it's harder than I remember hah! I'm getting there though.
Most disturbingly, my boys have become BIG BOYS. I do not know how that transformation happened so quickly. My wee man still has a few vestiges of toddler-hood but they fade daily. He turned four recently and has really blossomed into a little boy instead of my wee baby.
This boy? Pure joy. He just turned seven and is far too grown up looking...and SMART! He's crazy smart, it's breathtaking! I am so proud of him, he's just a great kid.
And so I sign off. I have a feeling I will be a more regular poster from here on out.