I function best when my schedule is predictable and things are orderly. Recently I’d taken on new roles that fit in nicely with my passion for memory keeping (school yearbook advisor, school photographer, Dance Team Mom/Historian) but these roles also ripped my steady work schedule to shreds. I’m not going to lie, I’m still reeling from it. Nothing brings on frustration and stress for me faster than that constant feeling of “There’s not enough hours in the day!” And nothing agitates me more than when “other” obligations things get in the way of work. I think what frustrated me the most though is that I couldn’t figure out how to fit it all in without sacrificing work hours. The girls are on summer break now, which means that I get a little break too from school related duties and I have some time to figure things out before the new school year starts in August.
And now we embark on yet another new adventure.
Summer break – a real, bonafide summer vacation. No summer school to attend, no need to wake up early, and…no schedules. This will be our new normal for the month of July and I’m going to embrace that wholeheartedly, schedules be damned.
ps. The two photos above were shot with the 24-70mm, f/2.8 lens that I rented to shoot an event at the girls’ school. I didn’t want to love this lens (it’s so pricey), but I do.