So my first day at work passed without getting fired, always a bonus in my book.
Now I’m faced with that annoying evening conundrum – just what will I spend my precious own-time on tonight? Do I catch up on a day’s worth of twitter? Chase down every last update on facebook? More post-processing of my backlog of photos? A fresh image on flickr? A fresh image on redbubble? More zazzle products? Write a blog post and read others?
Well obviously I’ve picked the last, although I don’t read others until after I’ve posted; far too easy to get distracted/get writer’s block from an inferiority complex.
When I had one day of freedom left, I flailed about in the morning agonising – what should I do with my last day? My partner listened to me whinge for a bit then said, “What will you regret most not doing when you’re back working?” Wise. It felt a bit weird at the time, but it lead me to go grocery shopping, complete that extra load of washing that didn’t really need to be done yet, and do the most boring of my photography tasks; uploading full 16gb sd cards then deleting the shots of my feet and other utter crap. Why I felt compelled to do the dullest tasks, I now know; it’s left me with the most interesting parts of my hobby left to enjoy on these precious evenings (least until that damn washing basket fills up again, but I get to share the chores now).
I’d like to post the photo I’ve ended up using for banners everywhere (facebook, twitter etc). I’m no designer, and I strongly suspect this photo doesn’t make for a great banner really, and I know I haven’t co-ordinated it with my user icon, but something about the reach of the arch in this image gets me. The strength, yet the fragility of the reach. And the colours, I could go on forever and a day about the colours in The Arches National Park, USA, where this was taken, but I’ll let my photo speak those thousand words. This is Broken Arch. I know, I know, it’s clearly not broken.