Somewhere between starting a new part-time job and enrolling in my first-ever photography class, the pace of life has picked up dramatically over here. No longer do I have those sacred mornings-afternoons to myself. No more can I consider myself a completely free agent.
Having spent this past year solely teaching piano lessons in the evenings, I've gotten used to living slowly and adjusting my schedule according to my own wants and desires. I had gotten used to mornings without the alarm. Taking a leisurely walk before taking a shower. Cooking a delicious breakfast every day and eating outside whilst reading a good book. Talking to my mom every morning at 9:30am as she drove to work.
Those days are gone.
I'm in the midst of a small time of mourning. Being a perfectionist is stressful when you're put into a completely new situation with completely new tasks for completely new people. But I'm starting to get used to things and can hopefully feel really good about it.
Besides that, I just started a Black & White film photography class at the University of the Arts here in Philly. I've been spending what little free time I now have shooting with the Holga 120N (though the above photo is digital). I'm excited to get into the darkroom and to start learning about the whole film process. It's going to be completely new territory and I can't wait to get into it!