In my last post, I introduced three new series that will be a regular part of my blog now. Photo Friday's are one of them, and I don't think I would've started it off any other way than with photos from my favorite place--the beach. Being behind the camera was such a cathartic experience for me. The world just seemed to slow down a little, and became more beautiful and luminous. I started noticing little details again that I normally would've overlooked, like the "step up" words along a telescope on the pier, or the "live slow" sign on someone's porch. Today was my first day being unemployed. Robert and I spent the day doing two things that I love: shopping for stationary (grad school begins Monday for me!), and going to the beach. Since I had nowhere to be, I took my time and soaked in the sounds, smells, and sights around me. It was just the medicine I needed for my heart that has lately been weighed down by sadness and fear: sadness from having to say goodbye to my kiddos and coworkers at work, and fear of the unknown and of doing poorly in school. I find myself realizing that everything's going to change over and over again as if each time were a new idea. It's a little overwhelming. I don't think I'm ready, but I have to be by Monday.
Until next post,