As a forty-ahem-something woman, you would think that I would be pretty sure of myself or know what makes me tick. And although that is, for the most part/somewhat true I have found that through all this time I’m realizing new things about myself. With time comes ingenuity and self-reflection. Does anyone else feel that way? Are you all finding new avenues of enjoyment? or that you stink at time management? or maybe you realize you love being alone or hate it? For me, it is realizing that I am capable of more than just photography. I’m expanding my horizons so to speak and I like it. When you have no choice as to whether to work or not things open up wider. For instance, in the quarantine I have
- Painted my Garage floor with epoxy and finish. MYSELF
- colored my own hair (eek)
- read 4 books and counting
- cleared out like 4,752 bins
- learning Google Analytics
- took 5 baths and did 4 face masks– waiting to see any difference
- started to blog again
- after 10 years cleaned my front porch thoroughly
Now there are a few more things on my list I want to try including, planting something that does not die, doing a tiktok or whatever they call it, and make some sourdough bread but my friends and mother think that may be a step too far. What does that have to do with Caroline you ask? Nothing. But the point is, I have time to wax poetic and I think about these seniors and wonder if they are learning a lot about themselves having to stay at home. You may find that you are ok with self-isolation or maybe you now know without a doubt you need to see faces. Maybe you are picking up a hobby you never had time for and seeing talent you didn’t know you had.
It’s another way to find oneself and very soon the world will open up and be your oyster. You will have lots of roads to go down. So with that, I will turn to Caroline, beautiful Caroline. She is the baby of 3 siblings and I did all of their senior pictures. Her mom and I have met to order them and like my last post, I have learned more about what to expect from high school and other milestones of youth from them. She too has watched my kids and I remember watching her play volleyball as a youngster. Her dad and brother coached Will a couple of years back. At first glance, she seems soft-spoken but then you realize she is self-assured and talkative.
She will be attending Kansas State University. She hopes that in 5 years to be out of college doing something health-related. She picked Loose Park because she grew up in this area and loves to spend time there with her friends and family. “My favorite activity during this quarantine is playing Monopoly with my siblings. I also love to spend time outside with my puppies, Salvy and Savannah.”
I hope these seniors are learning how resilient they are and that they will come out stronger than before. Caroline you go girl–go Cats!!!