Yes, I know it’s been a while since I last put up a new post. While I absolutely love my homemade Nutella chips, that’s not the reason you’ve had to look at them for the past few weeks. Not entirely. (I do think they deserved the extended exposure anyway. Those cookies are good.)
Things have been pretty unrelenting lately, and I’ve discovered something about myself. In a crisis and under extreme duress, I write. And it comes fairly easily. When I’m having a bad day, I cook. Or shoot. Snuggle with Tom on the couch. And that pretty much fixes things. But when I’m buried under tons of deadlines and past-due needed-it-yesterday demands? I hunker down and just keep working, barely coming up for air, not even to cook, shoot, or write. I think Twitter put out an APB on me two weeks ago.
This has been some kind of winter, and I’m not just talking about the weather. The past weeks have brought sad news of deaths, impacting family and friends both here and abroad. Tom lost his first cousin, who quietly died in his wife’s arms mere minutes after waking up, putting his arm around her, and kissing her good morning. Alice lost her father in a tragic accident. And most recently, Tom’s nephew and niece sadly lost their 5-year-old-son.
It’s been tough. Enough to almost make the fire look petty. Almost.
But I’m finally coming up for some much-needed air, and I’m going to do it in style. Which is a big thing for me because, if you haven’t noticed it yet, style doesn’t know my name or where I live.
I’m heading to San Francisco for a girls’ photography getaway hosted by Adobe and for the first time in a long time, I get to think about photography and ONLY photography all day. And a half. I’m not sure how my name landed in their invitation list, but it couldn’t have come at a better time.
So what, you may ask, do these photos here have to do with San Francisco? To be honest, nothing at all. They’re here for purely selfish reasons. See, I needed to remind myself that I still know how to make pictures, so I figured I’d pick some random photos I’ve taken over the past few months. In case my memory needs some serious jogging.
My body needs to do some serious jogging too. Like, right now.
Except I’m in an airport, so I can’t really jog here right now.
I just love it when I can come up with valid excuses.
Oh, one more thing: it’s good to be back!