I started this last week - changing up my P52 (52 photos in 52 weeks) to doing self portraits.
In thinking it over this past week, I came up with the above title.
Now remember, this journey is not because I am so vain that I love taking pictures of myself.
It's quite the opposite in fact.
It's to get MORE comfortable in the shot(s), why do you think I'm always on the other side of the camera normally?
It's a journey to better my photography skills.
It's a journey to help understand my subjects who are not comfortable having THEIR picture taken.
It's a journey to work on my editing skills.
It's a journey of fun & reflection.
While reading through my favorite blogs last night I read this post of Barb's at LIVE & LEARN.
Barb got me to thinking.
I'm a little over 4 years out from my thyroid cancer diagnosis. The past few week's I've been in & out of doctor's offices & having x-ray's, blood work & ultrasounds done.
My radiologist oncologist called me this week with all my results. I continue to be cancer free and they are now only requiring to see me once a year, instead of every 6 months!
I have never forgotten that moment of hearing "you have cancer", yet I tend to put it aside & a lot of the time just take it for granted.
I have a lot of thoughts in my mind lately about my health. Maybe Dream Boy's recent health issues have pushed me too.
He rides his bike at least 3 times a week - on the road or on the trainer, he's taking care of himself.
I have this membership to the local "Y" and I've failed miserably as of late to use it. I keep telling myself "tomorrow", but then it comes & goes.
I am only 52. I have a lot of life to live. I have children who love me. Someday I'm sure there will be grandchildren & I want to be able to play & romp & run with them.
Barb got me to thinking..........I need to take myself a little more seriously where my health & well being is concerned.
I need to remember that I AM a survivor, I've been given a gift of life.
I need to remember every morning when I wake up that it's like opening a much anticipated present & the excitement you feel when unwrapping that present!
So I write this to remind myself of the thoughts that have been running through my head as of late & to get back on that horse & MOVE!
I write this little ole blog because it's a release for me. I have always loved to journal & I have thoroughly enjoyed making the friends I have through this "place in space".
I write this to remind myself to keep working at being the best me I can be.