Settling In

December 9, 2014


We’re finally back online! I won’t say that was the longest two and a half weeks of my life, but it definitely dragged on. I suppose it wouldn’t have been so bad if we weren’t half a world away, but being as email and Facebook have been the only way we have been able to stay connected to family and friends, it was hard. I feel like I missed out on so much during that time and likewise, there was so much going on over here that I couldn’t share with my family (birthday calls, Thanksgiving, adventures, updates, etc.). We have also been living in our house with only the bare minimum for the same length of time. No, it’s not the end of the world and I have to say, we’ve kind of gotten used to it, but having our own blankets and pillows, our own towels, real plates and bowls, and furniture that didn’t come straight from a dorm room will be a welcome change. We’ve had some rough days, missing all connections to friends, family and the comfortable life we had built in Tacoma, but we have still tried to enjoy our time here.

While we seem to be finally coming out on the other side, I have to admit that my motivation and inspiration for shooting had all but disappeared during the last few weeks. How do you keep shooting your everyday when all you want to do is hurry up and forget it? I have no desire to take pictures in our house while it remains so empty. I don’t think of myself as snobby or vain and I am extremely thankful for the loaner furniture we have, but man, it is ugly. How do you take your camera with you each time you go for a walk when you know they all end in whining and eventually tears? Silas struggles with the walk to the store and insists on being carried the whole way back, a task not easily accomplished while also carrying groceries. These are not our happiest days. I have continued to shoot as much as I can handle, but it’s not been much. Here’s to better days and more pictures as we finally start to settle in over the next few weeks!


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