Monday, January 30, 2012
"There will be times when you will be in the field without a camera. And, you will see the most glorious sunset or the most beautiful scene that you have ever witnessed. Don't be bitter because you can't record it. Sit down, drink it in, and enjoy it for what it is!"
As the title says, something seems to be missing. LOL. I think I might know what it is... this was supposed to be the day when I resumed posting the MONDAY PHOTO SHOOT assignment. And it was not just any old assignment, it was going to be the first assignment of 2012!
Well, here is the thing folks... I have thought long and hard about the MPS and I have come to the conclusion that for the foreseeable future I am putting the meme on hiatus. I don't want to give up the project completely, and shutter it for good, because I enjoy bringing it to you each week. I have some amazingly artistic friends who knock my socks off each week with their wonderful photographs, so the thought of giving up on it completely makes me too sad.
Here is the thing. As most of you already know, I have Type2 Diabetes, which I am doing really well with, but on top of that peculiar thing with my blood, I also deal with Fibromyalgia, which is also manageable, but irritating in the sense that it affects my ability to express myself verbally. It can make for some interesting conversation when I want to try to tell Alan that there is a noise in the car, and I instead of car, I end up saying, oh... say... toaster. Especially when I haven't realized I said toaster. LOL Alan has learned over the years to double check with me before dismantling objects, looking for Gremlins. He is a nice understanding man, who usually laughs with me at how ridiculous Fibromyalgia can be.
Some days it is anything but funny however. The pain associated with Fibromyalgia can be really overbearing. Sometimes my body hurts so bad, I can't even stand for Alan to hug me, or one of my kitties to sit in my lap. It's something you learn to manage, and most days are really good, but in December when I saw my doctor, we found out that I have something new to manage, as if I didn't have enough! Now, it seems, I have a WACKY THYROID. Again, a perfectly manageable condition, but it is going to be a few months of managing before I have it under control. In the mean time I am tired... ALL THE TIME. EVERY DAY! So, for now, I need to do what I need to do.
Alan, the kitties, my health and real life, must come first!
Hey, I might resume things later this year, you never know! If you want me to contact you if/when I decided to resume things, feel free to leave me your email address in the comment thread for this entry, or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. It's my HOPE that I will be better at least by June. It's an election year, and usually nothing inspires me like an election year! LOL. So, my fingers are crossed, and my goal is set. Now, I just need you to wish me some luck... okay?
Hey, it's not like I am completely gone. I can be found most days on Twitter. If you want to follow my micro-blogging efforts, you can follow me. But be forewarned... I am into politics, and pop culture and an assorted variety of random thoughts usually get posted sans filter! LOL. I mostly use it as a way to blow off steam, and clear the cobwebs floating around my head. If you see me there, feel free to jump in and say HI, or SHUT UP ALREADY YOU LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE SO AND SO, or HEY CUTE CAT PHOTO! Whatever. IT'S ALL GOOD!
Thank you so much. I have been really blessed to have all of your participation in this project, since Karen handed the project over to me. And with your help I was inspired to come up with 153 assignments to share with you! I am proud of that fact. But I am mostly PROUD OF ALL OF YOU!
Okay, that's it. GO TAKE PHOTOS. LET YOUR CAMERA SHOW YOU THE WORLD AROUND YOU. SEE THINGS. TOUCH THINGS. USE ALL YOUR SENSES WHEN YOU TAKE YOUR PHOTOS AND LET THEM BE REFLECTED THE PICTURES YOU TAKE.
AS I USED TO SAY IN THE EARLY DAYS OF THE ROUND ROBIN CHALLENGES...
GO BE PHOTOGRAPHERS!