Friday, May 31, 2013

Friday's Letters

 Dear Friday.  I greet you with mixed feelings...relief that another week is coming to a close, bringing my DH and I closer to reunion, and dread as my weekends fill up faster than I care for.  Dear Husband.  We're getting closer and closer to you coming home!  I'm excited to start experiencing Europe with you.  p.s., thanks for my birthaversary gift!!!  Dear photography.  I'm making the plunge and starting a photography business.  I'm still very, very unsure and pessimistic about this step, not completely agreeing with the idea that people will actually pay for my quality, but you'll never know if you don't try.  Bulking up my portfolio this summer with last minute experiences, and hopefully have Be Freckled Photography up and running by the fall in the KMC area!  Wish me luck.  Plus, any and all feedback is more than welcome!!!  Dear future.  I've come to a crossroads in my career and don't know what the right decision to make is.  Major in photography?  Continue on my original path of becoming a book editor?  Why oh why can't you just pipe up and offer some advice?!  Dear Ninja and Sass.  The amount of growing up you've done over the past year is astounding.  I'm no longer afraid of leaving you home alone, find walking you to be a treat instead of a chore, and as always, completely enjoy your snuggles.  But, I also miss your puppy cuteness.  Growing up sucks!  Dear new gear.  Excited for this rain to clear up so I can head out and give you all a test.  New lens, new filters, new're all going to be so stellar, I can feel it.  Dear friends.  Life is changing rapidly around me.  The quarter-century mark approaches quickly, and I find myself making bigger and more life altering decisions more frequently.  How do you handle it all?  I'd love to hear your opinion on the business front, as well as any recommendations on how to handle so much change.  I'll be writing a more in depth follow up once school is out and I no longer have a job to occupy so much time.  Can't wait to reconnect with my blogger world again!


Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday's Letters

Dear Friday.  You are the symbol of the start of a very long upcoming four weeks.  Bring it.  Dear Garmisch, Germany.  I'd much rather be where you are than where I am right now.  I don't think three days was long enough to completely enjoy all you have to offer, so I guess I just have to make a trip back sometime.  I'm already lagging without my daily fill of mountain sunrises, foggy hills, colorful sunsets.  Dear Husband.  Thank you so much for letting me go on the Edelweiss Photography Tour!!! I learned so much, and will be able to apply it to capturing the memories we make here in Europe.  You're the best!  (I'd still rather have you home, but this was pretty close to being just as good).  Dear Brad and Bailey.  Gentlemen, you are astounding.  You taught our little photo tour group a ton without batting an eye.  Now if I could just steal all of your talent, I would be set for life.  Dear pups.  I missed you!  Dear work.  Grinding it out.  Dear summer vacation.  So not looking forward to the sheer number of empty days between the end of school and work, and the arrival of Husband.  Time to fill you up with lots of trips and outings.  Dear peeps.  Hope you all had as wonderful a week as I did!

p.s. If you're interested in seeing pictures from the photography tour, would like to visit Bavaria and stay at the military resort, or simply want to see some astounding photos from that area taken by Brad, check out Edelweiss Lodge and Resort on Facebook!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Garmisch, Germany

While the rest of you wonderful people are being responsible and working jobs or taking care of children, I've decided to go on a photo tour expedition.  No guarantee I'll come back with anything amazing, but here's a glimpse of my surroundings at the moment.  Too much to do to edit, so these are straight off the camera!