It’s been a fair amount of time since my last post. I have been busy working on some projects and just plain lazy.
Yesterday I had lunch with some friends and then wandered through the country side looking for something to photograph.
It was cloudy, gray, and somewhat depressing environment so I decided to photograph in B&W to convey that feeling.
As I start my tenth month of full retirement I have experienced a range of emotions, many of which I had not expected. In my mind I have composed an essay about those feelings and at some point I may put them to paper.
I, for example, never thought I would miss working and in most respects I really don’t. I enjoy not having the stress of demands and time limits hanging over my head. What I do miss is my work. I was able to help people solve problems both in their work life and personal life. That gave me a feeling of purpose and fulfillment.
I really miss the connection I had with my friends. I have lunch with many of them each week but I can tell in some cases the connection we once shared is becoming more blurred.
Left on my own, I find that I can spend hours reading blogs, taking lessons, playing games and napping. One of the things I’m going to work on in the coming new year is putting more structure in my life. I can do that with photography.
Okay, that’s all the babbling for today.
Enjoy your day and be careful.