Sunday, July 11, 2010


I haven't been very good at writing lately. Since my parents came I've been feeling a little 'Organic'--you know going back to basics. I decided to use that phrase while we were traveling with my parents. It seemed like everyone around me was so quick to get a picture of anything that moved or didn't move, and most people were so busy trying to figure out their camera setting that they missed the bear or whale all together. Sometimes it is just really nice to see it "organically" or first hand and not through a camera lens. I found that most of the pictures I took didn't give it justice and I ended up having more fun explaining what I saw to others rather than trying to rush to get a photo and not seeing it at all. Not only am I feeling more "organic" with my photography, but lately with my internet access, too. That mostly comes from living in a cabin that doesn't have wi-fi. (I found it for a day...then it vanished). I have seriously cut back on my internet time. I obviously still access it, but I feel like I've cut my time way back.

But anyway here's just a quick update:

I started another mini-mester I have 2 1/2 is carrying over from last mini-mester and will be done by the end of this month. The other two are upper-division and crazy work! Social psychology and Women's literature...oh my goodness! They require a lot of attention and so much reading, it makes me question why I am going to school. My psychology class makes me feel like a real-life college the ones you always hear Atheist professor who just can't help but try to disprove the existence of God. It is somewhat entertaining, but I'm glad it's only a 'mini-mester' only 4 more weeks!

I'm heading to Anchorage this week to put a few hours in at the office. I am staying with my friend/co-worker and I am way excited to see everyone at the office.


  1. I just had that same conversation with a friend not too long ago about putting the camera down and taking "mental pictures" instead. Sometimes you need to just stop and enjoy the moment for what it is. And I definitely need to cut back on my internet time. :)

  2. I like your philosphies...keep sharing!

  3. It must be a movement. I was taking pictures with my mind on our whale adventure too. My dad took some awesome shots, but he loves that so I figure go for it! I am all about organic too:o)