Since I never got a vacation over the holidays, I decided to take a week off from work in January. I was actually supposed to go to Hawaii to meet with my bestie Lara who is living in Australia at the moment, but she couldn’t go. But I kept my vacation and instead went snowboarding with Heather and went to Cleveland with Elizabeth to see Kate. It was a nice short break from work. (And I ended up having the worst week ever when I returned to work, but whatever.) Vacations are great, there were memories made, and time spent with the best people in the world.
This year I had to work the holidays. Being a nurse, you don’t get off. I worked Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Eve. Thankfully my family were able to come to my house for the holidays I had to work, so I could enjoy their company and the food after I got off work!
The holidays this year went by in a blur, the new year was upon me before I had a chance to even think. Work is awful, it takes away the time I usually get to relax with my family during this time. Oh well, next year is a new year. But these holidays were good, my family is amazing and I love them so very much!
Before the holiday season rolled in, I was able to go spend some time in NYC. I went with my good friend Steph and some of my camp friends on two separate occasions. These are the photos that resulted!
The 31 days of January project is going well. I am really enjoying it. I have taken the creative liberty of not being amazing at taking photos every day. The photos are mediocre at best, but some I have really enjoyed taking. The process of taking photos every day is challenging, but it is absolutely wonderful.
The photos I have taken, I love them, I love the process, I love that I have to think about taking a photo every day from the moment I wake up to the moment when I go to bed. I see my life through my lens and I’m absolutely loving it.
I love road trips. I love the car feeling underneath my feet. I love the speed, the crossing of borders, and the visiting of friends.
Every year I take road trips, ever since I could drive I have traveled to visit friends at college, at their homes, wherever my friends were, I went to them.
There is no greater joy that taking the time to spend the time to visit friends. Whether I am going alone, or with someone, I love that time spent in the car, singing my heart out, or talking for hours with someone I love. There is something magical about taking a road trip. There is something about the memories made on the road together that I hate to give up.
I get to go someplace new this coming week, I get to take a trip to someone who I have not visited yet, and that is the most exciting thing in the world!
2013 has been a crazy year, I quit my first nursing job and found another. I’ve been at my current job for 8 months now. I’ve traveled a bit, to Virginia again, NYC and to camp a few times. Lots of memories have been made, lots of films have been watched, so much tv as well, and even more books.
It’s been a great year, here’s to 2014!
I’ve attempted daily photo projects before. And I’ve kinda made it. (I did it February a couple years ago, it was a short month, not the best photos produced). So I’m going to attempt to do 31 photos, daily photos in January!
My goal is to enjoy it, journal daily, and see what happens. If I like it, can’t get enough of it, I’ll continue it next month… and the month after that that! We’ll see how it goes.
I’m documenting my project on flikr and a tumblr! karenlaws.tumblr.com
Come join my journey!