I’ve been anxious about my technical math class because math was always my favorite subject in school. I have high expectations of myself and trying to re-learn all of this stuff after 20 years has been a bit nerve wracking. Anyway, its been going well and I’m a few weeks ahead of schedule so I feel like I can relax a little.
I’ve made some time to edit some photos. I’ve lost track of what photo I’m on out of how many photos, but last time I checked it was something like #8,000 out of 15,000. This trip was one of my favorite experiences taking photos. It also reminds me of another of my favorite things anyone has ever said to me. My good friend told me that my photos were very honest, and that he envied and admired that quality about them. I think another of my reasons that I do what I do is to show that you can enjoy your life living simply and honestly. You don’t have to subscribe to the instagram influencers culture and things that are unobtainable. You hear stories all of the time about people getting into huge debt to sustain their fake lives on these platforms. I was actually kidding the other day about “the moment all five of you have been waiting for.” I wanted to somehow say that I was going back to the thing that I promised to do, but I couldn’t bring myself to say “the moment all of you have been waiting for,” because that is not true. I like to have a sense of humour about myself and my circumstances. I don’t know how I’d survive otherwise. I don’t mind that I have a small following, and an even smaller number of people who look forward to what I post. It suits me better that way. That is not to say that I don’t appreciate all of the support you all give me, I sincerely appreciate it. The few words of encouragement that I get helps keep me going. Maybe one day I’ll actually be good at this blogging thing. 😉
So, this set of photos were from a trip to Antelope Island. It was a gloomy day, but the sky was brooding and made for very moody photos. I felt like I was on the edge of the world. The feeling was indescribable. The sun was tucked behind the clouds the whole day, right up to the time we were preparing to leave, then suddenly the sun came out from behind the clouds producing a blinding light that highlighted the ground in front of us. I turned to my son and said “this is why I do this, we would not have been here to see this otherwise.”