It has been a funny old week for me feeling very restless since we arrived home after our trip on the bike to France and Spain. As always when away I do a lot of thinking about things that are going on in my life and what direction I want to be heading in.
Last Saturday I went with the girls to Fistral beach in Newquay to take part in the Roxy Yoga on the Beach event - never done yoga outside before and it was wonderful, so much so I have done it twice in the garden since :). In the afternoon Bernadette and I went down to a local beach and she got me in the water swimming. I am not a confident swimmer in the sea but would love to change that. It was certainly chilly to start with but once you went numb it was fine!!! On the Sunday we all went back to the beach in the evening - yes another swim for me and a bbq for us all. Then back to work on Monday and I then went back again in the evening - this time on my own and had yet another swim - it was somewhat rougher this time but so warm!! I then stayed there the whole evening by myself and took photos. I have never done this before but always wanted to and I loved it - I find sitting by the sea really helps me to relax and helps to put my thoughts into some kind of order.
So with all this thinking I have been doing have I actually made any decisions?? Yes is the simple answer :)
As usual the thoughts of photography came up - I had taken a basic kit this time, the 5d, a wide angle lens and a 50mm. I think I used the whole lot a dozen times, it is so much easier to use the phone, which does a reasonable job. So the old question of do I sell it all or keep it? - as I don't do much photography theses days due to lack of time and lack of inspiration amongst other things.
Well yes, I have decided that I do want to continue with my photography, as ultimately I do enjoy it so much when I make the effort to get out there and do some - but I will have to do it on my own - which means I have decided not to go back to camera club any more - I have met some lovely people there but being president of it for the last two years has well and truly burnt me out of enthusiasm for taking photos - having dealt with adult tantrums and oversized egos for over 2 yrs I have no interest in going back there. At times it was like being in a school playground - worse actually because as grown adults they should know better!!! Maybe after a good break from it I will feel differently but for now it is the right decision. I have also come off Facebook again for the time being - I was - once again - spending way too much time on there and it is such a waste of time lol. Have to confess it is a struggle not to log back in and have a peek but I am resisting it!!!!
I have put all my studio equipment up for sale on eBay and I have sorted out all the compact cameras we have kicking around the house that are never used. Four have gone to the charity shops, one in the bin as not working and two are waiting to go on eBay as well. My aim is to just have the equipment that I use.
Now to the blogs - my blogging has gone by the wayside for over a year now - really since I changed jobs. I have two blogs but don't pay enough attention to either. Once again I do want to continue with a blog but it will have to be just one and although this one has been running the longest I am going to continue to use my Word Press blog which can be found here
I am coming to the end of another course at work and I will not be enrolling for any more, I have made a list of all the things I want to be doing once the final assignments are completed and I am feeling excited at the thought of ticking items off the list - they include knitting, reading, scrapping, dressmaking, swimming and I might even take up a dance class - something I have always wanted to do!!
Well if you have read this post to the end thank you, if you have been following my posts over the years thank you again and if you would like to carry on please join me on my other blog - I would love to see you there.
Bye for now. x