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Friday, February 17, 2012

Foto Friday: Edited (and editing myself)


This is one of my favorite outtakes from the so-called Valentine photo session that I attempted with Sammy earlier in the week; I discovered that the only way to get him to look up from playing in the dirt was to count to three...once I hit "three," Sammy would quickly look my way and flash a goofy grin.
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So I know I promised a post in which actual brain power was used, but I just don't see that happening today.  I don't know what my deal is lately, but I've just been feeling really uninspired--like it's a chore to pick up the camera or to come up with something fun and exciting for Sammy and me to do with our days.  More and more I feel like the most boring person on earth and I often imagine that my readers would rather watch paint dry than read one more story or see one more photo of how Sammy and I spent our day in the backyard or how the highlight of my week was finishing up a round of antibiotics for a kidney infection (which coupled with the whole pregnancy thing may explain my general feelings of malaise this month).

What do you guys think--do you ever go through periods where you just feel totally uninspired?  If so, how do you get out of your funk?  I enjoy using my blog as a creative outlet for both my photography and writing (I'm convinced that without the blog I'd probably have forgotten how to write a grammatically-accurate sentence by now), but it's a lot easier for me to write about the things that I/my family do rather than how I'm feeling.  Maybe that's something I should work on...after all, it's so easy to choose the most flattering/pleasant aspects of my life to showcase on this blog but perhaps it's time to live life a little more unedited.

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11 comments:

Maeve's Momma said...

Your pics are always a delight, and I, at least, do not mind if you share the nitty-gritty. If this blog is about your life, those who care about you will want to hear the good as well as the bad.

Ashley Sisk said...

Girl - I am in the same boat...I swear it's pregnancy. I seriously need to get outside and take some photos!

Tonya said...

Big hugs :) Yes, you can blame pregnant brain. Years ago I got the job of my dreams as a newspaper reporter...then I got pregnant. It was like my whole being changed - all of a sudden I was afraid to take on this very challenging job, knowing my heart and brain weren't in it.

I think we all go through funks, pregnant or no. The ebbs and flows of life, I guess. To everything, there is a season...maybe this is a season for you to just rest and know that you'll get it back. Not easy, I know - believe me! I'm so hard on myself when I'm drained.

Lori said...

Thanks for the wonderful comment you left and always leave on my blog!
I swear when I feel like I'm in a funk my readers just give me the best feedback and that will get me moving again.

And this is an adorable photo again this week!

Thanks so much for joining in each week,
Lori

http://livingatthewhiteheadszoo.blogspot.com/ said...

I think your photo is precious this week. I can never get my little one to particpate in the photo shoot. I have to capture him totally unexpectedly. Definitely we all get in a funk at sometime.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

I love this shot & I completely understand. Mine mostly comes from what I see as setbacks. If I have a shot that I am particularly proud of but then I get criticism on it- or when I get a complaint or issue come in about the straps, makes me want to just close the shop & be done with it. It takes someone else coming & telling me "hey- just change this & things will be okay". It still takes me a bit get work out of the funk- but I think at times it's just normal to go through the highs & lows. I think that is what is so great about our blogging circle- we support & encourage each other.

Kim said...

I just got out of a funk so I understand completely. You just go through phases. But the good thing is that it is just a phase.
I would love to read about the other stuff going on in your life. I would definitely like you to know that I am here for you to support you and talk you through things. I am not a military spouse, but I have kids with the same spacing. I am a thousand miles from all of my family. So I am always here for you. ;)

Sarah said...

Cute photo. It feels like I am always in a funk. Seems like it has happened along with getting Carsyn's diagnosis. I haven't been the same since. Hoping you get out of yours soon!

bird and tree said...

aw thats so cute!!! My littlest one is the same way...always on the go...and doesn't like to take pictures...Im hoping it's just a phase lol

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful photo, love it!
He's so cute.
Have a great day.
Greetings Mette

Veronica Lee said...

Awesome photo as always, L!

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