I believe the saying goes, "God only gives you what you can handle." Well, I'm handling too many household goods and mementos at the moment. It's moving time. The movers are coming next Wednesday and the inventory agent just left the house to assess our household items which will be stored until he gets back from deployment. Some things will stay and others we'll take with us overseas.
Military man had asked me, "What do you want to take?" The only things that are of any importance to me could fit in a medium size box. The rest can just stay behind or be given to charity. This feeling reminds me of my family's stories about their moves to the US from Cuba. They came with the clothes on their backs, a few photographs and special items that held some sentimental value to them. That's my biggest dilemma right now. It's not the second set of china that I care to keep. It's the special mother's day gifts with little hand prints that I know I will just die if they get lost or damaged. The hundreds of scraps of papers that say, "I love you, mommy" that I'm archiving with no monetary value, yet priceless in a my eyes. So, I wrap and box these things up, say a prayer and hope that I will be seeing them once again.
This also explains the hiatus from photography and the blog. My spirits are low and anixiety is HIGH, which makes it difficult to write and focus on a subject to capture behind the lens. I've been on a roll the last few months but just as I'm taking inventory of goods, I've been taking inventory of how things have evolved with both my photography and the blog. Don't get me wrong, they will survive but for now things are slow. Not to mention that exposures by liza is up and running. I did it! The business is finally open, thanks to the many words of encouragement from friends and family and comments from you. I hope to be freelancing, shooting events and portraits in the near future.
I'm anxious to get back to normalcy but who am I kidding my life won't be normal for a looong time. It's time to enjoy the ride.