Friday, May 13, 2011

Revalation! (Important news about the blog!)

   So, I've been thinking a lot about what I want to do in life as most people do. At the age of 21 though, a lot of times I feel like that should be figured out by now. And I think I finally have.

As you know, I'm moving soon and with the move comes new places and new people. I've always wanted to do photography ever since I can remember. There are about 3 different moments that I can remember when I was younger when I felt like I knew.

The first time was not really a moment, but just an overall memory of me adoring my grandfather's Canon AE-1 (that he recently gave to me). He would always carry it around with his big brown leather camera bag and I would want to open the bag and dig through it every time, but of course I couldn't touch it, because I would probably break it.

The second time was when I was in middle school and I had this teacher who did some wild life photography, mostly birds. He used a telephoto lens and his photos were SO amazing! I basically drooled over how perfect they were. And at that moment, I wished that I could take photos like that one day. It all seemed so rewarding.

The last time that I can remember was in high school. I must've been a freshman and had to take an elective. I can't remember the other choices I had, but one was basic photography. I didn't know what we would be doing in there. I figured we would just be taking digital photos or something (ahh the age of technology). BUT we got analog cameras, mine was a Pentax K1000 and learned how to shoot, develop, and print our own film. I was in heaven. I absolutely love darkrooms. Its very peaceful. Everyone is always so quiet, because they are focusing on getting the perfect photo and sometimes there's music. You get lost in the process and ahhh I could fall asleep right now by how dreamy it sounds. I also took another basic photography class my first year of college and really loved that too. How I wish I had my own darkroom.

Anyways, my point is...I love photography. I'm not sure I'm much of a blogger when it comes down to it. Not that I want to BE a blogger, haha how silly. But it does take some time to post things. Time away from life and I'm not sure if I like that idea. Some of you pull it off so effortlessly while still living a full and happy life, but I don't know if I can. Besides, I'm not much of a writer. I thought I was in high school, but didn't every somewhat book nerd think that about themselves back then?

Because of this little revelation, I've decided to start a new blog just for photography. That way I can be motivated to just shoot and create my portfolio finally! I've been putting photography off for a long time. I've doubted myself and there were times when I couldn't find the time to do it, but I'm going to try harder now that I've realized that this is what I want to pursue. I'm not sure if I'll delete this blog. Probably some other time, most likely not for a month or so.

So now you can find me over at Lauren Lacey Photography! I'll be posting all of my shoots and I'll probably still be posting about my day too, just in a bit of a different fashion :) Thanks for sticking around in my little corner of the blogosphere. I hope you all go and follow my new little piece of it.

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Lauren Lacey

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

30 Day Detox Challenge

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    Kaelah over at Little Chief Honey Bee has blogged about her newest endeavor/challenge...being positive! Not just thinking positive, but also sending out positive vibes via twitter, tumblr, blogging etc. She explains in her post how its so easy to vent through these mediums, but it can be very harmful for other people reading it and also for oursevles, because we tend to dwell on the negative.

    I have had problems this past year and up to now with the grumpies. I've gotten annoyed at the smallest things and a lot of times had a negative disposition towards things. I do often complain on twitter when these moments occur. I really want to change this, because I used to be such a happy and positive person. I could always have a good time no matter what I was doing and that's not the case so much anymore!

    I think this is a great idea, because not only is this about positivity within your mind, but also your body. And as I have been trying to lose weight this year I really want to focus on being healthy rather than just being thin. I've cut out a lot of horrible foods (most of the time, I still binge  on those every now and then :\), but I think I can do more by adding more fruits and vegetables and cutting out unnecessary carbs and sugars that can make you sick to your stomach.

    Head on over to Kaelah's post for more information on what you can do. She also has a cute little button to put up on your blog as I have done! 

Happy detoxing! ;)

Monday, May 9, 2011

May Goals

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This months goals are a tiny bit repetitive, considering I didn't really complete much of last months. Its been tough. I am very excited to move, but its finally hitting me just how much we have to do to get ready for it. I have to get rid of a lot of my stuff, because its just us and the car, no moving trucks here. We'll basically be starting over. And as a person who loves to hold onto things for their sentiment...this may be hard.

Do you have any goals for the month of may?