You're looking that video because of it's message. On the 1st day of this challenge I had to find my Personal Mantra. While I did find something I thought was fitting, I forgot that THIS song served me better.
I've posted this on twitter before. The whole damn song really touches my heart. "Life is good as I make it I can't sit while you make it for me
I like those jewels you gave me
But I wanna buy some jewels for myself
To lose the ball and chain
Gotta reach for it To realize my dreams
Gotta reach for it
Nothin' comes for free
Gotta reach for it
No I'm not gonna have to depend on you
I'm the only one
Who's responsible For me havin' fun And you can't my
Happiness is what my life's about
Happiness no I can't do without
Happiness nothing can stop me now
Through ups and downs I'm still happy"
Did you guess my new Personal Mantra? I've already tried reaching for them, I CAN'T STOP TRYING! How else will I succeed?
I think this is major as most people tend to lie to themselves about anything important (yeah I said it, and?) so doing this Life Assessment is like an ULTIMATE truth session that ANYBODY can benefit from.
Initially I was all set to take a pic of my entry (I still like paper & pen vs a keyboard & machine) but, as this should for anyone, got a little too personal. If your answers don't shake you & rock you to your core, I don't think you're being honest enough with yourself. Either that or your life is just so peachy dandy perfect that you don't need to do this.
I'm a passionately creative person, but I'm at a point in my journey through life that is overdue for focus, re-evaluation, & major positive improvement/change. I tell people don't wait till the new year for resolutions; if you need to do better, do it now! Lucky for me, this challenge showed up on my screen just in time.
"I release feelings of unworthiness and embrace the knowing that I AM WORTHY! All love, abundance and joy finds me with style! Confidence is my middle name. Bring it on!"
So here I go, hello reset, hello rediscovery, hello finding me.
The temp dropped so low last night I cursed myself for going out & today we have snow. Damn you Chicago, I'd like to go jogging again...outside...but what's the temp again? LOL Wait snow? I need to go take pictures!
Oh yeah, Tall Ships...need to handle that. Also did some cemetery shots...yeeehaw!
Of course I'm late putting these up but any photographer knows how easy it is to forget photos you've taken when you're CONSTANTLY taking shots.
About 100 images to filter through I will post in the next few days. All were taking with my former cellular HTC Dream/G1. Yeah I know RIGHT! Further proof that it don't take an expensive camera all the time, but a damn good eye. (sometimes the Nikon is just too much to carry for me)
I said former cellular right? Now I'm on the G2 & that puppy has a flash...*evil chuckle* NOW NOTHING CAN STOP ME when I'm just out & about!
Now pardon my memory but I've forgotten the cilents' names but I know they were beyond happy with the photos they got to choose from. This collection is my pick, from over a 100 shots I took. I was beyond happy to be a part of such a grand occasion through Natural Beauty Photos.
I must say, wasn't she the ULTIMATE example of a proper Black Barbie?
I know I owe you all a bunch of images. I'm still doing promotional marketing so I've had my hands full. Throw in winter in Chicago & you've got a chick that would rather bundle up on the couch than stroll the streets observing the sites.
So while handing out Forbes Magazines back in Oct, I took these shots. As I look through my files I realize I've forgotten plenty, including the Tall Ships Tour. Oh I gotta lotta work to do.
OCT292010 35th & Federal - Yeah, Stateway Gardens are long gone...
11NOV2010 State St. Bridge off Wacker Dr.
25OCT2010 Full Moon, just breathtaking for me
Remember the natives tried to be friends when before they got slaughtered. True history must never be forgotten, even if the text books tell us otherwise.
So for the past hour & a half I've been working on customizing the look of this blog.
Of course I'd like feedback.
Presently I've done a custom background. & working on a banner.
Think I should add some music widget? Maybe not, y'all know I don't care if a song is explicit or not.
I really appreciate Blogspot offering this advanced customization. One day, I will get back into coding on this level (at one point I could custom layout coding for LiveJournal). But like the average person, codes can look like a foreign language.
Folks I've gotten blessed again. Another camera is getting passed down to me, a Nikon D-50 & I'm geeked. I'm just waiting for the lens to get to the store so I can start shooting again. Don't get me wrong I have had a great time with the Kodak but I've scratched the lens quite horribly & I can't get the depth of range in shots that I so prefer.
I'm still getting shots in on the cell phone. I'm looking forward to spring & getting back out to try some new subject work.
My apologies for the lack of posts, but winter has really been the biggest pain my ass. Tell old man to get gone already!
Despite not having the Kodak for awhile (had to replace the charger, took a minute) I did get some shots in. When I did a 3 week stint of temp work, I couldn't help but take some shots.If you like any of my work, it can be printed for you to own. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if intrested.
in no particular order...
Hope you enjoy them, thanks for visiting. More coming soon, Kodak is back up & running. Also plotting on upgrading...it is tax time!