The weekend …

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:37+00:00 July 1st, 2005|0 Comments

… is amost here! I have been working a strange schedule lately that doesn’t give me regular “Monday thru Friday, nine-to-five” work-days, but it works out that I get a nice, long, 4th of July weekend. I don’t have too many plans, aside from taking photos of the fireworks and going over to a friend’s house. I’ll probably just do the regular-stuff-that-normal-people-do-on-the-weekend thing …. mow the lawn, clean the house, feed the cats. Ah, the life.

I lately realized that as I move from place to place, I find myself missing all the places I’ve been to over the last 6 years. When I was in Japan I couldn’t wait to leave. But now that I’m gone I can list off all of the reasons that it would have been nice to stay! The weather was great there (perfect running weather … aside from the snow!), it was quiet and safe, the people were friendly, and even my job was great. I always seem to see these things too far after the fact, and I’m trying to learn how to appreciate what I have now, instead of waiting until after I move again. Okay, so I do live in Hawaii, and you might think it’s easy to live in a place where the sun always shines, the days are always warm, and I can see both the mountains and the ocean on my drive to-and-from work everyday. But, I am a mid-western girl. Give me a few cloudy, cool, stormy days … I’ll be there with my camera trying to take pictures of lightening! I already miss things like cold weather, snow, and the bugs singing early in the evening telling everyone that summer is finally here. But what I need to do is look past all that and just enjoy all of this beautiful weather … because one day I’ll be back on the mainland in the middle of winter, wishing I was still here in Hawaii!

Well, only a week-and-a-half before I’m home on leave :) I’m so excited to see everyone! I’m almost broke now after paying for my plane ticket, but it’s well worth it. (Plus, I was able to upgrade to First Class on my trip home … thank you, frequent flyer miles!) I’m gonna be a picture taking fool ove the next few weeks. I’m taking my “real” camera, meaning my Nikon F4, plus my tripod, on the trip, and I plan on using all of my film up. I have my sights on a new camera, which is basically the digital equivilant to the one I have now … now all I need is the $$$. After that, watch out world! I’ll be looking at life through a lens for the rest of my existence once I have that beautiful camera ;)

I’ve written enough … it’s time for me to clean the kitchen and go for a walk. Life is full of excitement, don’t you think! ;)

About the Author:

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website,

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  1. trish July 5, 2005 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    hi! i just added your blog to my favorite’s list! it’s nice to be able to see what you all are up to. keep in touch. you have a package on the way

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