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Autumn is my muse. I’m enthralled with it every single day. I can’t help but capture it. It’s a film of transition, a lesson in life. Constantly inconsistent. Just when you get comfortable, everything changes. Nature says, don’t stand still… keep going… aging… evolving, like the tide of a river.

setting intentions

things I’m practicing this month

more boot camp  (2-3 days a week, adding this to my 1-2 days of weightlifting)

30 days of yoga

meditation, twice a week

tracking my food and water intake

self-gratitude for my body and abilities

nablopomo with personal daily photos

11:02

7:00 woke and packed clothes for the day / 7:30 exercised at fit body boot camp / 9:00 went to work at nunm / 17:00 therapy appt / 18:15 visited dispensary and gas station / 19:00 home / 19:30 yoga / 20:00 ate dinner / 20:45 partially voted (turns out it’s going to be a two-night deal) / 22:15 made breakfast and packed my clothes for tomorrow / 22:45 showered / 23:00 in bed, writing this blogpost

23:45 good night, gracie

whew, what a productive day!

november one 

It’s interesting how we circle around the same places and patterns throughout our lives. We are constantly seeking comfort even when it’s only temporary and sometimes even detrimental.

The push to get out of my comfort zone is always a challenge. It’s usually worth it in the long run but I still seek out the comforting beauty of these routines. And I can’t escape them ever. Because we are all connected, by place and people.

Home is a more complex word than you’d expect. And it’s often not just one place. The pieces are all around. I cling to each little bit.

thinking ahead

Hi y’all. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my future, vocationally.

I’ve decided that the thing that makes me the most happy to do is photography. Lately I have been challenging myself to shoot more people because I know that if I am going to be serious about getting into photography as a business that I need to strengthen my portrait photography. However, I have always been drawn to candids. Documentary style photography is much more my forte, no matter the subject–people/landscape/whatever. I would much rather photograph what is happening around me than contrive a story for the camera. Nothing wrong with that, it’s just not my thang.

So who better to practice on than family, right? We had a impromptu BBQ last weekend, due to some also very impromptu gorgeous 75 degree weather. Surprisingly with little notice, my closest family members were all able to make it! Quite a treat. Here’s what I documented that evening:

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Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I’m up to. I’ve decided that this place doesn’t get enough love so starting today I will post weekly… every Wednesday!

See you next week!
xo, Vanessa