New Year-Same Me

I rang in the New Year with a sick little one. I missed the ball drop as we both fell asleep before BUT we were up at 1:15 AM then again at 2:30 AM then again I was up at 3:45 AM and couldn’t fall back to sleep. But I realized something during the hours of sleep deprivation. I like me the way that I am. There are things that I want to improve on but I don’t want to change me as a person. It took a lot for me to be the person that I am today and I’m learning to fall in love with her all over again. Flaws and all.

I was a busy bee this morning. I created my new page for my 365-Day Project and took my day 1 photo. Learned a LOT in only one day. I can’t wait to see my improvement from day 1 to day 365. At the end of my project, I hope to have a firm grasp of color theory and mobile phone photography. Did you know there are Mobile Photography Awards (MPA) and magazines dedicated to mobile photography?! I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to get that good! I would LOVE to travel and take awesome photos. But for now, I’m going to start with my project and get better.

The color palette portion is to help me create stunning color palettes and I’ve decided to integrate them into my super easy simple quick comic that is actually due this Saturday. EEK! So I’m looking into free to extremely cheap courses in mobile photography to help me a bit and trying to get the funds together to purchase external lenses. I’m being more active in my KO-FI, Facebook, and Instagram. Maybe I’ll even start a Patreon but only if I get better. As in night photography with my phone better. I’m not asking for a new phone just some lenses and a tripod. I’ll do my best to save and hopefully get help from my reading community. Does any of my readers use external lenses? Any recommendations for brands?

I have started the traditional southern New Year’s day feast. Black-eyed peas are in the crockpot, later the collards will start cooking down for about 4 hours, then the golden cornbread. I shared this on Facebook and thought I’ll do it again here:

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What New Year’s day recipes are a tradition with your family? Do you follow your family’s tradition of have you created your own. If you’re creating your own traditions, I think New Year’s day would be perfect. I’m going down for a nap (yup even got on the treadmill this morning) and then I’ll finish getting dinner going and maybe some Havamal study. Happy New Years Y’all!

 

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