This week has been a bit of a rubbish week. My head had been well and truly buried in the sand when the letter arrived. There had also been an email.
With head well and truly ripped out of its hole of denial, it seems that it is decision time. Life is about to change one way or another and for good. No more of this limbo I’ve been suspended in for far too long. Whatever the outcome, it will be for the best I’m sure, but it’s not been a pleasant journey, I can only hope the destination is worth it.
I have been emotional, my sleep has been rubbish and my tonsils always like to stick their two penneth in when stress levels are high.
I just feel like I’m stuck in a rut with no idea how to get out of it. I don’t know which direction to go in and my head is all over the place, as well as my thoughts. I’m at the place where I should probably ask for help, but how do you ask for help without feeling worse?
I’ve just felt pretty down to be honest, not an ideal place with a family to take care of.
Faced with sitting in the house or taking the camera out I packed little Pudding up in her pram and decided a walk would make me feel a whole heap better and might encourage some sleep for the baby.
There’s a canal across the road from my house, and for some reason I never walk along it. It’s not a logical route to anywhere for me, but it’s a pleasant detour all the same. Hoping it would give me some photo opportunities, today I went along it for a short stretch, and here’s what I came up with.
It was a bright, sunny day and it was interesting using the canal as a subject. I love how the blues came out in the water, making an otherwise dirty canal, look sparkly and almost clean.
It looks like it goes on forever, but this walk is literally a few hundred yards long. The picture benefits from having more of the sky in it, but I think I might have gone a little too far the other way.
I desperately want a good duck photo, but there’s no creeping up on them when you have a pram and a tired baby in tow. This little lady saw me coming and went just out of focus as I snapped. I will keep trying, cos I love those ducks.
I saw a lovely snowdrop photo a few weeks ago on OneDad3Girls #MySundayPhoto link up, and wanted to practise. It was this one from City Coastal Life & Style. Trying to get the right angle is tricky, but I like the soft focus background. It’s just a shame my snowdrops are looking a little forlorn.
We cut through the park also, and I love this sea of crocuses. I saw a lady taking shots the other day, and I’m not one to be left out. I was pretty happy with my effort.
I also pass what used to be the registry office in West Bridgford, on most of my visits to the shops. I probably walk round here at least once a week. I was married here nearly 4 years ago.
I love that it’s on my doorstep as it makes me smile whenever I see it. Sadly it’s been sold now, so there won’t be any weddings in the park for a while at least, but rumour has it it’s going to be a hotel, and I’d be surprised if it didn’t get a wedding licence.
It made me feel so much better getting out and playing with my new toy. There’s still change afoot, but things seem more positive after spending sometime outdoors. I’m really enjoying getting to know my DSLR, and am probably in danger of being a camera bore, sometime soon, if not already.
What do you do to cheer yourself up when life throws you some curve balls?