Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Coffee Talk: Writing, Photography, and Resolutions



Good morning, and welcome to another installment of Coffee Talk. I have my cup of coffee, so let's get started.


After my long writing drought, of which you are all well aware, I've been busy making The Box into the tale I want it to be. After having my ah-ha! moment, I've been putting in a storyline that has fascinated me so much, that I've been jotting down notes to turn it into it's own set of stories. I've had a real plethora of writing ideas, almost too much, really, so I've set about trying to put together notes for an idea and then setting them aside for now. If I don't stay focused on one task, I'll never get anything finished! We all know how true that is. Anyway, you can definitely expect many new things from me in the coming year.


As I mentioned the other day, I finally got my new camera! Amateur photography has really become one of my favorite hobbies, and I use photographs constantly here on my blog. Up until I got my new camera, I'd been taking pictures with either my smartphone, or my little pocket-sized Panasonic digital camera. While they've worked well enough, they don't take the good quality pictures I've been desiring for quite some time now. So, I'm now the proud new owner of a Nikon Coolpix L340, and, so far, I love it. I mean, look at this moon picture I took!





I've never taken a picture of the moon that didn't look like some bright, blurry, round blob in the sky. In this picture, you can even see the surface of the thing! I'm just so excited to have an awesome camera that I feel like a kid on Christmas...which is kinda what this is.


Now that 2017 has been upon us for a little while, (Wait, what? nearly half of January is over already?!) I've really had some time to think about what I want to happen in this new year. I know, I know, we're supposed to make our New Year's resolutions on January 1st. Well, I don't. I do see the new year as a fresh beginning every year, even though some people scoff at that. It's not like we can't make resolutions any other time of the year, I get that, but there's something about ringing in the new that gets us in a "new" mood, I myself included. 

For this year then, I think I've decided to ramp up my own path towards healthiness. I was steady last year, but didn't make much new progress. My biggest resolution is to write, baby, write! After my drought last year, it's been refreshing to come into this new year raring to go. I have ideas seeping out of my mind, and I can't wait to share them with the world. My last resolution then, is to find a new routine to help facilitate all these ideas into a neat, organized, structure. Wish me luck!


Well, my coffee is done, and it's time to get ready for my day. I hope yours is a great one.

-H.A.







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