After the photos I posted at the end of March and the beginning of April, I didn't feel especially inspired. Maybe because I've been distracted by this thing or that. I'm always taking an interest in this new subject or that. Today's interest is networking. I want to learn more about networking so I don't have to pretend I know what the IT team is talking about at work. So that I actually have something I can contribute to the conversation. Yesterday, it was PLC programming. I want to learn automation. I want to learn how to program. My boss looked especially saddened when I talked to him about it. Like I was going to abandon him. That's not really my intention. I just want to challenge myself and do something I'm interested in. And, I know I would be good at programming. But, I'm also good at other things. And never do I feel grounded in a particular field or career interest. I'm always thinking about what else I can do, what else I can learn. It might be a bit of a problem... Today's photo has nothing to do with these thoughts. It's just a photo like any other day. Not especially inspired because my head is somewhere else. Buried in the language of networking configurations and terminology. Protocols and standards. Servers and clients. LANs and WANs. Routable protocols and non-routable ones. It's exciting, and it's frustrating. Because I always want, want, want. And then I bury myself in my new interest and neglect my others.
Wandering about the yard just a short while before I met my sister-in-law at the downtown library for a portrait session... It's been a long time since I took some photos for someone besides myself. I still enjoy it from time to time, but I just don't have the time to do it these days. Maybe if I had the time to do so, I would dedicate myself to my hobby. To building a business. To adding to my portfolio. I've dreamed about shooting the lookbooks for businesses like ModCloth and Ruche. It would be such an incredible experience. But, there are also so many other amazing photographers out there that I don't know if I'd stand a chance getting to do something like that. So, this will just have to suffice.
It is a rare occasion these days when we get to leave our house... Saturday, my husband and I dropped off the kids at his parents' house for a sleepover, and then we went to dinner, the bookstore, coffee, and a movie. It was awesome! And this photo is no representation of that... just a small part of our journey.
Our raspberry bush is starting to come in now. Should probably cut the thing back a little bit before it takes over the entire area...
Haven't been inspired much lately... It would be nice if it would decide to be Spring already.