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Catching Up: Photography, Life etc.

It’s been three-ish weeks since my last post. Life got a little busy for a minute there.
I’ve also been enjoying the busy-ness and the summer.
So Danny is gone training, which I’ve touched on before, but he will be visiting over the 4th of July weekend. So that’s awesome.

I’ve launched my small business -> www.carolmariephoto.com

I’ve had a few session so far. They’ve been free but I wanted to build up my portfolio. And so far it has been good.
Of course I’m really enjoying it. It’s so fun trying new things and learning along the way.

I’ve been hanging with Annabel and I have seen some of my friends who I haven’t seen in months.

It’s been a good past couple weeks but I really do miss Danny and I know Annabel does too.

 

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goals: photography business

So, lately I’ve been taking steps to start up my own photography business. I’ve got appointments to amp up my portfolio and business ideas along with all the little aspects that go into it (stationary, pricing, website etc). I am surrounded by notes of ideas and things that must be done. Danny is so supportive and positive about it. I’m nervous as hell. He says the worst I can do is fail, or not make any money but at least it is something fun that I enjoy. And at least I won’t be sitting around thinking what if? or I should have tried.

I’ll be sure to update about it.

Cheers to a new venture! 

 

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Outlander – The Television Series

 So I totally loved this series (well, what I read of it). The first book Outlander was awesome.

These books have been written for over twenty years.

They are fairly long so if you’re not into that I recommend at least reading the first one.

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After years of rumors about movies and what not, they have decided
to turn it into a tv show! Of course I don’t have Stars but I’ll find a way to watch it.
The first season covers the first book. I hope that it will be awesome.
And I plan on reading the first book before then!


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Sibling Photo Shoot

So for Mother’s Day my friend wanted to get some nice photos of her and her brother for their mother. She wanted enough to create a small album and get some framed. I ended up taking 280 photos! It was a lot of fun. I am by no means a professional but it was great practice and I’m glad she trusted me to do it. These are just some of them.

 

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Key West: Part One

Wednesday:

Wednesday was our traveling day.
Two flights and a four hour car ride.
We got to the hotel around 11:30 pm so we went straight to bed.
It was weird driving into Key West at night because once we woke up in the morning I was like “I wonder what Key West looks like”.

Our hotel room was really cute and I loved where we stayed.

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Thursday:

 Thursday we decided to check out the beaches. We wanted to see which one we liked the best and would return to.
We found a nice one with lots of actual beach and wasn’t ever really crowded. Plus free parking! Can’t beat that!

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There was an amazing restaurant right on the beach.
We ended up going there twice and I got calamari in marinara sauce. AMAZING!

That night we went to the restaurant located at our hotel. It had a rating of 4.5 stars and I would have given it 100.
Best seafood I’ve ever had!

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Friday:

We got up early to go snorkeling.
Danny loved it.
I did not.
I chickened out. I’m actually shocked that I got out in the ocean at all.

I was thinking they were going to take us somewhere shallow. Nope.
As soon as I got in the water I panicked. Literally.
I have anxiety issues to begin with.

So I got out as fast as I possibly could. I really didn’t want to ruin it for Danny by hanging on to him the whole time.

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After snorkeling we did some cite-seeing.

5 year diary update

So, I originally had this post. It is my five year journal/diary .. whichever term you prefer. I caved and bought it in time to start it exactly on January 1st of this year. My goal was to truly stick to this journal everyday. I don’t necessarily write every night, but I do make sure my entry is done the next day. I keep the little guy in my purse – just in case. (I’m a huge just in case person).

I am really enjoying this new hobby/goal. There’s only a few lines under each date so I can only write the most important events or just simply cut to the chase. This journal is making me long for my past journaling days. I started writing in a journal super young and I didn’t stop until I was 22 years old. And then I burned them; burned them all. It was cathartic. It didn’t feel like I had a huge secret hiding in my cedar chest in the closet. There were so many journals. I spent so much time and money on all of them and I absolutely loved doing it. Their presence became a burden though. So many secrets or thoughts that were private that I did not ever want to share with the world or my family or friends or future husband. The thoughts and ideas and feelings were mine. 

Now a part of me misses writing things down in a journal. A part of me misses that way of documenting memories. Now that I have Project Life I can take scrapbooking more seriously and document things there, but I miss the feel of writing; the feeling of pen to paper.

For now my five year journal is filling that void. I know that the next five years will be big ones – getting married – starting a family? It will be nice to see how things have changed all in one little book that contains so much time.

So I guess what I’m trying to say through all this rambling is that I totally recommend it!