TWO DAYS until classes start! Yeah....I'm not excited at all. That would be wrong. I am so excited for this semester. I begin to really work on my Italian studies and learn more about both choices of medium in my artwork. It will be very interesting to learn from a UA professor in photography. I'm going to be extremely busy with classes Mon-Fri and then working Fri/Sat/Sun. BUT...I've moved into a somewhat cheaper place that I can pay for without getting behind. I've worked to pay off my debt from earlier this year. I am mostly hopeful for a very great semester. Remember...positive out and positive in.
So this week was tough. Dad's one day hospital trip turned into two full days of worry and just flat-out stress. We both realize that his days are mere numbers on a calendar. And not to sound cliche', but it really hits home just how short life is. You try to cram in as much as humanly possible, but you are really limited by life. I am profoundly grateful for every moment I have with him. I wish he had the stamina to take a trip with me - where we could explore and photograph and just enjoy some time together.
Do you remember being a kid and waiting all school year for summer? And then when it got here, it was swimming and bike riding and sweet corn and Covered Bridge Days and my birthday and fireflies and long quiet walks along the pond. You tried to cram as much as possible into those short months and then when you next look, it's time to go back to school. Then you are involved with sports and clubs and classes. It's a beautiful cycle of learning and life. Much like now. Classes and artwork and stealing moments to sketch and work and time with dad. The beautiful cycle of life continues. Only now, I get to appreciate every opportunity I'm given that much more.
I'm sharing a few sketches that I did this week while in waiting rooms. Deep breath and here we go for another semester! One full of hopes and dreams and wonderful moments. Positive out....positive in.