I have been VERY remiss with this blog. Why? Because life.
Here is the rundown of the stuff I didn’t write about for the past couple of years:
Around the time of the first bar exam, a family member had some legal troubles. Serious legal troubles, of the life-changing and heart breaking variety. I was also in the process of separating from my then-husband of 14 years. I failed the bar exam. I moved about 1000 miles, with kids and two dogs. I found a part time job. I took and failed the Florida bar exam a second time. The family member with the legal problems had even bigger legal woes that had even bigger life-changing and heart-breaking consequences. I filed for divorce, and went through a legal battle first over which state would hear the divorce proceedings and then the divorce proceedings themselves. I met someone who has brought me much joy and a little bit of grief. I found a full time job in a completely new field. I totaled someone’s vehicle when I looked down for a split second. I enrolled in classes in Web Authoring and Graphics Applications… I lost a friend or two along the way, and made some new friends as well.
In all of this, I have not written NEARLY as much as I would like, but I have been recording things via photographs. Below is one page of my final project for the Graphics Applications project… the assignment was to use everything we learned in a Photoshop-centered class to design a mock-up for a real or pretend client. This was the first of four pages for that project, the other pages being random pages from my fictitious author’s fantasy book. It is something I would like, at some point, to develop, using photography and words to tell a tale of an ordinary girl who stumbles through a portal and realizes that ordinary things are often extraordinary.
The photo included in the index page was one that I took several years ago with my little Panasonic camera, around the time I was thinking of self-publishing Dreams and Hypotheticals. I was searching for a cover photo, and uncertain as to whether I would be able to make a trip to Tallahassee to capture the photo I really wanted, something I was able to do soon thereafter. I was walking through the woods with my youngest son when I stumbled on the clearing in this photo, which resembled a graveyard for trees. The circle in the center may have simply been created by someone driving donuts in a recreational vehicle, but it reminded me of a fairie circle.
I hope that I will be a little better about blogging, now that I realize I can email photos and posts to WordPress, a feature that was not available when I started this blog… hope that anyone out there who is still following my long-abandoned blog enjoys the photo. There will be more to come.