And So It Goes… 2012 Week 2
I’m having a difficult time accepting that today is the 15th of January. We finally have snow on the ground and my birthday is on Thursday, but time still feels unmoored. I know part of that feeling comes from being lost inside my head, sorting, filing, grieving and releasing. Each day feels incredibly long but when I look back it’s over in the blink of an eye. I wonder if there’s a technical word for this kind of feeling, this productive melancholy.
Fortunately for me, there have been a few great reasons to get out of my head and in tune with my surrounding over the past several days.
#1: Another fabulous photo shoot with Chloe from the Style Project. I am really enjoying having this standing collaboration with Chloe. Not only is it great to have a set photo opp to keep me developing as a photographer, it’s fun and interesting to meld our two (sometimes dissimilar) styles together, to create images that we both are happy with. Her favorites from look one appear on this post, and look two are featured on this one. Here are a few of my personal favorites.
#2: I finished editing and posting photos from a photo shoot over the holiday, with my dear friend Margo’s little gal, Rosalie. How can this face not make a day brighter?
This was the first time I had the opportunity to photograph a child, and it was a blast. Margo and I chatted over breakfast and coffee at Emmy J’s in Stevens Point while I snapped shot after shot of little Miss Rosalie. Here are just a few of my oodles of favorites. Love love LOVE this kid. She’s a powerhouse.
#3: Remember last week, when I took some photos at the Mermaid Cafe for the Isthmus? Well, here are my very first published images!
I am absolutely thrilled! Please oh please universe, let me have more opportunities like this one. If you get a chance, read the review (hint: it’s glowing). The Cafe will be closed for the next month to give its owner a chance to breathe and regroup after a big year… but stop in mid-February for some scrumptious local cuisine.
#4: My paperwhites are almost blooming. It feels good to be growing something beautiful, especially with the outside world covered in its frosty winter shroud.
#5: The Kombucha Challenge continues! 15 days of booch, and I’m feeling great about it. Still no sugar cravings (which is seriously a miracle- such a big change for me) and I’m feeling the detoxifying effects. Have you ever seen the nutrigrain bar commercial that talks about how sometimes “one healthy decision leads to another”? Although I really don’t think that eating a nutrigrain bar would be all that good of a choice, I do completely agree with that mindset. And that is what I notice happening with my Kombucha Challenge. As my sugar cravings go away, and as I keep on detoxing my body, I want to put other healthy things in too. More fresh fruits and veggies, less gluten and dairy. It’s really pretty fab.
Another shout out to the fab folks over at NessAlla Kombucha for sponsoring me on this Challenge!
NessAlla Kombucha founders and owners: Vanessa and Alla
How about y’all? Anything notable happen on this second week of January 2012?