Friday, March 01, 2013

Risk and reward.

Whoa! It's been almost a month since I last updated ye olde blogge. Ridic! And just look at me, resorting to cliches and slang already. Whaddupwiddat?

I was talking to a friend the other night, and when he mentioned my writing, I had to wonder, What writing? The busy-ness of the winter trimester, combined with our crazy weekend schedules and some other computer projects, pushed my writing and photography to the side. Besides, January and February are traditionally "down" months for me. Those dark winter days make it hard to accomplish what I have to do, much less what I want to. Plus, I'm still wading, if not swimming, in grief.

But here we are in MARCH. March! It may have been 33 degrees this morning, but spring break starts one week from today. We finished our winter trimester this morning, and a new group of students will be in my desks starting Tuesday.

Fresh starts. Gotta love 'em.

In my quest to make the most of this brand spanking new month, I added myself to the NaBloPoMo March blogroll. I've done the post-every-day thing for the last several Novembers, and I love the kick in the pants that commitment gives me. Tired? Too bad. WRITE. Not much to say? So what! WRITE. Worried I'll never fill in the gaps from all those undocumented events/months/vacations? Nobody cares! WRITE!!!

With two teenagers and an entrepreneur/writer/all-around great guy in the family, there's always something going on in Casa Dub, and already I rely on this blog to help me remember it all. When I miss a few months, I'm missing the chance to imprint these crazy days in my memory. NaBloPoMo should help get me back in the groove before I miss another big chunk of events.

Speaking of events, I'm going to be working in a concession stand for some Rangers games this summer. My training class is March 23. That new experience should provide plenty of blog fodder! I'm certain my lack of retail and food experience will be glaringly obvious to those baseball fans who happen to visit our stand.

Also in the biting-off-more-than-I-can-chew department, I signed up for an online "Phoneography 101" class through Photojojo. The investment? Five bucks and two lessons a week. Maybe some of my homework will show up here.

So here's to making and preserving memories, to jumping in, to trying something new, to taking some risks. Here's to a magnificent March!

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