Monday, May 11, 2015

NaBloPoMo Days 6-10

For the month of May, I've decided to participate in BlogHer's National Photography Month and NaBloPoMo mashup. It's a slightly easier way to blog every day, as I can upload pictures that go along with the daily themes far faster than I can think up daily recipes or food-related posts. Some of the themes are a bit abstract (e.g., "your feelings", "your energy", "drama", and "vintage", just to name a few), which makes capturing them a bit more challenging, but so far I've been having fun and it's been fueling my creativity in a way that I haven't felt in a while.

I'm posting my pictures first on Instagram, then uploading them here. Enjoy!

Here are days 6-10:

Day 6: Your Love.

This guy has my heart. Forever. This photo was taken almost four years ago - we look so young! We have been through SO MUCH together in the last 4.5 years (job changes, career changes, moving, buying a house, going to school) and we've stuck it out. I can't believe my luck at having him in my life. He means so much to me and makes me so happy and strong and confidant. I am a better person for knowing him and having him as a partner.

Day 7: Your Time.

This is the subject on which I spend most of my time these days. In all my other gen(eral) chemistry classes, I could always find something that sparked my interest, but so far, I haven't found anything that interests me in O. Chem. It's all about electrons (who cares about them? seriously?) and reactions (again: don't care!) and naming molecules (ok, I do find that interesting). But I'm already halfway through the term, and because of my stellar grades thus far and the fact that I already got accepted into my program, I only have to get a B- (or a 3.0) in the class. That takes some of the pressure off and makes it a little less stressful.

Day 8: Focus.

We went to Las Cruces, NM over the weekend for a VERY quick trip to celebrate D's sister's graduate school graduation, and I decided to take a picture of this cool carpet at the Phoenix airport. It kind of looks like a hidden picture collage. (See the airplanes?!)

We *almost* spent more time at the Phoenix airport than we did in Las Cruces, but sometimes that has to happen to reach slightly out-of-the-way destinations. This was my first time in Arizona, so I guess we had to make it count.

Day 9: Light.

Wow, the light in New Mexico is amazing. It's bright and warm and refreshing. It was a bit of a bummer to come back to Seattle on Sunday night because we were "welcomed" with clouds and cooler weather. Of course, the state of NM is almost out of water, and it's pretty hard to find decently-priced, healthy food there, but sometimes, it's just nice to have pure, raw sunshine coming at you from above.

Day 10: Three.

Regrettably, May 10th was Mother's Day, D and I were traveling back to Seattle, and I was extremely tired from not having slept much all weekend, so I didn't take a picture for this prompt. What would you have taken a picture of?

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