Glass of Blues

So if you are singing the blues today…cheers. This one is on me.

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Oversight

This glass of blues I shall drink to the very bottom.

Oversight of what’s important, failure to notice and act upon what matters, can surely cost you, a lot and everything, everything and anything you hold dear. If it sounds all too familiar – pour yourself the glass of blues, taste it, savor it and own it! Drink it to the last drop and when there is no more blues left and no more oversight to regret, move on and move forward, with confidence and without fear. Oversights and moments of blues will happen for sure, but you’ll learn to appreciate those moments, like lessons to be learned, like advise from old friend, like bitter sobering truth, like old scars that tell the story.  Just remember this too shall pass, get up and keep moving forward.

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So if you are singing the blues today…cheers. This one is on me.

This photograph was taken by me using light and long exposure technique. You can check out my work here https://www.flickr.com/photos/miarossa/
and most of my work is available for sale here
www.thousandwordz.com and www.thousandwordz.zenfolio.com. More work is added every day.

Overworked can be sexy

Overworked

This post may not be what, one would imagine, should come with such prompt of the day or the title. However, I do wish to focus on positive things ever more…

So this is

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my husband’s old overworked tractor. It proved itself useful numerous times and in many ways, no doubt, it existed and aged way before I came into the picture. It looks rusty and is in a rough shape, but still runs and does the work, nonetheless. I took this photo of it, as a memory.

This is the first tractor I ever got to ride and drive. It is one of the many fun and sweet memories my husband and I share together. I was having fun and loving every minute of it, then he told me about this song “She thinks my tractor is sexy”…hmm… indeed, I later got to listen to it too. From that moment on, it is the phrase I associate with this tractor, this memory and this photo. On Flickr it is titled just that 🙂

So yes, from my experience, overworked can be sexy…even if just for this tractor.

 

 

Life is a Marathon of all Marathons

I am not a runner, but that doesn’t mean I am not in a marathon – marathon the length of life. In this kind of marathon, one doesn’t want to reach the finish line faster, it’s about continuously moving forward, with more grace, endurance, grittiness, compassion to those in this marathon and hopefully kindness end love, while also trying not to miss the things and people as you catch up with, level up, pass by and alas sometimes fall behind and slow your pace to catch a breath, but then you keep moving forward.

Marathon

I am not a runner, but that doesn’t mean I am not in a marathon – marathon the length of life. In this kind of marathon, one doesn’t want to reach the finish line faster, it’s about continuously moving forward, with more grace, endurance, grittiness, compassion to those in this marathon and hopefully kindness and love, while also trying not to miss the things and people as you catch up with, level up, pass by and alas sometimes fall behind and slow your pace to catch a breath, but then you keep moving forward. Continue reading “Life is a Marathon of all Marathons”

Day 3 of pursuit of my dream

So today is day 3 since I actively started turning my dream into reality (Please see my “Starting Out” post if you are interested in what it is I am blabbing about). With the support and inspiration from my children and my husband, I pent the Saturday thinking about my plan, researching the market and more ways to get my name out there.

So today is day 3 since I actively started turning my dream into reality (Please see my “Starting Out” post if you are interested in what it is I am blabbing about). With the support and inspiration from my children and my husband, I pent the Saturday thinking about my plan, researching the market and more ways to get my name out there.

I have decided to stick with “Thousand Words Photography”, I’d like to think it is a creative name for photography business while I am probably hardly the first one t use it. So day 2 was thinking things through researching and also turned out to be fun, relaxing one as well, I made sure to spend some quality time with my husband and our baby, while our older kids were spending quality time with grandparents. Having ran a business in the past (different kind of business, thousands of miles away and what seems like thousands of years ago),  I have learned the hard way, that while one must completely dedicate oneself to the business they run, one has to make they are not forgetting to live, to spend quality time with their family/loved ones and putting that first. Not only it is beneficial for your sanity and quality of life, but in the long run, your family will end up being supportive of you in return, when you need to focus.

In this situation, I am exceptionally thankful for my husband, who took time to help me research all the best web-hosting sites, affordable plans and available domains. Ultimately he laid out all the best options for what, I informed him, I was looking for and let me chose the one, I thought would work best for my start up.

So today we combined pleasure and business proactivity and decided to have our lunch date at one of the local art galleries, that also happens to be a cafe/”creperie”.DSC_6018b copy.jpg

I learned about this, well hidden gem, a few months ago and was dying to check it out. This place is the artist’s dream breakfast place. Full of all sorts of delicious breakfast and lunch choices to one’s liking, they also served excellent peach cream crepes, this place lets you enjoy your food and coffee, surrounded by all sorts of art, from paintings and photography to local craft art! There, I had a chance to meet the owner and talked to him about wonderful art gallery/cafe and possibility of displaying my photography work there as well. To my surprise and excitement, he was very welcoming and explained to me how I could do so and offered me forms, explained the pricing, as the art was not just for display but also for sale!! So I feel like things are starting to happen for me. He told me he started this as an idea out of desire and need to revive the Main street in his town and help out local artists.dsc_6016c

Above is the view of the inside atmosphere and our table with a lot of light.. oh… and that container of amber stuff, is warm maple syrup made locally from local sugar-shacks .

So, while I just started on the layout of my new website, so carefully and with love researched by my husband and it still being, so to say, work in progress, I am too excited not to share, so I present you with my personal website www.thousandwordz.com