Library of Congress. Photographer: Carol Highsmith, 1946
Feeling: Like a bad blogger, haha. Really though, I’m feeling like I’m in limbo. Maybe I jinxed myself in my last currently post by saying business is good. June was slow. I’ve heard from local photographers that business tends to be slow during summer. It seems like Houston is either flooding or hot as hell. However, I have made some good connections so I remain hopeful!
This is my home. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
Feeling: Tired. We moved into our new home last week. Frankly, it’s exhausting just looking at the boxes left to be unpacked. While I’ve made some pretty good progress, I’m having difficulty concentrating on work when I’m surrounded by so much clutter!
Side note: I had a little fun messing with friends on Facebook. I hinted at a four-letter-word change in my life. The word, of course, was “home”, but everyone jumped immediately to “baby”. Unfortunately, no one is as excited about a home purchase as baby. But I am super excited so that’s all that counts. 🙂
Feeling: Good. I’ve been getting to the gym regularly. I started out slow with some lighter yoga classes, but now I have dived into more intense classes. It feels really good pushing myself physically and mentally. Now if only I could start seeing some results.
Watching: Parks and Recreation. I DVR’ed the final season and have been making my way through. I only have two episodes left, and I’m so sad to see the show end! They are killing it with this last season though. (In a good way.) I can relate to Jen Barkley’s attitude toward kids… “I’m going to go spend my time doing exactly what I want to do because I don’t have children.” Poncho.
Making Me Happy: Moving…this counts as later, right? JK. I’m happy to not have the super cold weather the rest of the country is experiencing. My hometown in Alabama had over 10 inches of snow! The other day I walked the dogs in shorts, a tank top, and flip flops. Of course, the weather changes everyday from 43 to 73 degrees, but it can’t be perfect right? (Unless you live in LA or something… sis, BIL…)
How was your February? What are you looking forward to in March?
Feeling: Ancy. Since my days at the ballpark concession stand back when I was thirteen, I’ve always had a job. After college I moved to Atlanta and became financially independent with my first full-time job. My focus since moving to Houston has been launching my photography business. I have so much to do to make this happen but it’s frustrating not having an income stream. I know it takes time, but it’s making me feel very ancy right now.
Feeling: Excited. Our move to Houston has allowed me the opportunity to pursue photography. I’m looking for work while shooting for my portfolio. I’ve been waiting for this chance for a long time.
Watching: Silicon Valley. While my sister and brother-in-law were in town, we flew through the first season. I didn’t know what to expect but this show is hilarious. If you like Big Bang Theory and Mike Judge, you will love this show. It’s a bit raunchy but the vulnerability of the character helps keep things real. I won’t give too much away, but it follows a small technology start-up company with some quirky programmers. With the hype and money surrounding today’s app developing wunderkins, the show is relatable even if you don’t follow all the tech speak.
Reading: The Fault in Our Stars. I was looking for a book for my Kindle, and A Fault in Our Stars was the top recommended book. I had no idea it had a moving adaption coming out. The main character is well-developed with a bit of dry humor and charming quirkiness. She realizes that her cancer places limits on her life but it’s still only a part of her life. In other words, it’s not her life’s story. The book is about teenage love and trying to live a full life with a chronic illness. As with any cancer story, yes, it’s sad. But it’s not sad because it’s a story about illness but because the characters are so relatable. I’m not sure if I can see the movie though since I’m not a public crier!
Eating: Chinese delivery. While I lived in Atlanta, I could never find a good Chinese delivery restaurant. Luckily I found a great place that delivers to my new apartment. Score! I’m addicted to the chicken fried rice mixed with some schezuan dumplings and don’t forget the crab rangoons.
Looking Forward To: Exploring the city. I’m discovering new museums, new restaurants, and different neighborhoods.
Making Me Happy: My dogs. Even though I spend most of the days at home now, it’s still pretty awesome to have a welcome committee every time I walk through the front door. It’s not the most fun walking them in the heat, but their excitement makes it worth it. I’m a sucker for their adorable faces.