Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A New Day

Aren't these boys adorable with their new sister? A few from a recent session:









Many people who know me, or are close to me, know that for the past few weeks I have been extremely melancholy. I love this definition best:

mel·an·chol·y/ˈmelənˌkälē/

Adjective: Sad, gloomy, or depressed.
Noun: A deep, pensive, and long-lasting sadness

"A deep, pensive, and long-lasting sadness." It is tough to explain, and even tougher to deal with. I just want to feel like myself, but that part of me is a little forlorn, lost maybe? She is deep in thought. She is pensive, and working through it one day at a time.

I am excited that while going through the last couple of weeks, I am thankful to have had my camera to go through it with me. I prepped a box of film to be developed today, and I am anxious to get it back and share it with you. I am so excited to grow and further myself, and my photography is a big area of that. It is also an area I am learning to love myself in, and realize my weaknesses along with my strengths and to see beauty in myself through my lens. It has become a way for me to show who I am, even when I don't even feel who I am, or necessarily know who I am at the moment. Photography is stable for me, it is there, even when the world is crashing down around me.

Thank you to those who have sent love notes, words of encouragement, emails, muffins, candy, notebooks and pens, hugs. It is because of you it is easier to breathe and I can finally feel like I am easily floating with the current instead of fighting it.

Life is good. Really good. Just like these boys with their new little sister, I can see through it all and find joy.

Before I go, you want to know what the big news is? Check it out here. I feel a little like Marilyn Monroe in that photo, with all that blonde hair. Too bad I didn't buy that Marilyn shirt from Target this week! Blast, I will have to go back and snatch one up! So excited to share my love, and joy, and eye with the world in a new way. Come back soon for some breathtaking photos of 'Kimsey's' first review. So so fun to catch on film.

Here's to a beautiful week for all of us, fittingly enough, there are soft fluffy flakes of snow falling as I finish this post. All is right in the world for now. xoxo

4 comments:

Alli Easley said...

There must be something in the air. I'm melancholy too. You're not alone. Plus, you can always see the world in a new light through the lens. That's what I have to tell myself when I'm feeling like I can't do this stuff anymore. (stuff being just about anything in life)

Keep on truckin sister. ♥

Mary said...

Love You, Love These Pics! You Are, and Always Have Been Totally Awesome! Remember That!

Emily said...

Super sweet photos! And this: "...to see beauty in myself through my lens..."? Simply beautiful!

Alisha Stamper said...

i just spent an hour on your blog. Sharon sent me over. BEAUTIFUL work, and authentic voice. Excited to see more.