January 24, 2012

Snapshot

I teach on Monday nights. It's just once a week and since it's at night Big Smith is able to get out of work early enough to be here by 6PM (if you knew how much he works you'd know this is a miracle!) and put Little Smith to bed so that I can get to my class in Boston by 7PM. I get home very late and it makes Tuesdays rough, but it's a good thing to be forced to look presentable and get out of the house at least once a week.

I also just love teaching, the students are enthusiastic and hopeful about architecture and design and it helps remind me of why I wanted to be in that world in the first place. It's easy to lose the love for something once it's your job, even in a field where loving it is pretty much mandatory. Now that I'm not working (outside the home... I hate that expression) things are a little different and it's more about staying connected than curing a jaded outlook. Either way it feels like an honor to introduce a classroom of people to new ideas and images that will change the way they perceive their environment.

Since I do most of the thinking, writing, and sorting through pictures for these blog posts at night, being out of commission on Monday and generally exhausted on Tuesday makes a Tuesday post too tall an order. I could get really organized and plan in advance but that's just not me- yet. I've seen many places where people take one day a week to post a single image so that's my new Tuesday plan.

I'm going to post a single image from past or present, probably with the date, maybe with a caption or even an explanation if I just can't help myself! Here we go:

honeymoon: telluride, co / july 5, 2008

Yes, we went camping on our honeymoon and it was honestly one of the best trips I've ever taken... ahhh memories!

8 comments:

  1. We camped on our honeymoon too! Well we went on a cruise and then on the way back took our time driving and stopped and camped at a few places. It was the best!

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    1. Sounds like the best of both worlds! We stayed in a hotel two nights so we had a little luxory as well for balance :)

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  2. I like that idea - so you still do a post, but it's quick and easy for you yet still meaningful - like this one! What a great shot. My husband would have loved if we camped for our honeymoon (as much as I love nature, I haven't learned to TOTALLY love camping just yet) I hope you're having a good and not too tired Tuesday morning :)

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    1. Thanks Annie, camping is one of those activities that some people just don't get even when they otherwise like being outdoors. I really love it though, so relaxing even though you're always busy. Planning a big yummy meal helps!

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  3. Good idea, lovely photo.

    It's important to regularly be valued as something other than a mother and a wife. Not that those roles are immensely valuable, but it's nice to have other sides of yourself acknowledged and encouraged. I think it's great that you and Big Smith are able to work your schedules in a way where teaching a class is possible!

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    1. I agree Tara, and I struggle with that balance. Hopefully I'll figure it out more and more as time goes on- thanks!

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  4. We went on a road trip honeymoon ~ I don't think we did any camping (we wanted to be coddled just for once!) but we stayed at little B&B's across nova scotia and cape breton. It was amazing! All of our best trips involve being outdoors. Colorado for a honeymoon ~ I imagine that was so much fun. :) Those memories intertwined with nature and natural beauties stick around forever!

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  5. how cool! i found the beginning of your snapshot series. it's a great idea. camping on your honeymoon sounds romantic!

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