So does anyone else feel a little frenetic during this time? I go from up to down quite easily and I get in periods where I am really productive and then really really not. I love having time with my family but then I also feel extremely ancy to go and do…..and sometimes you can (it is Summer) but sometimes you can’t. And all the opinions of what is right to do and wrong –I just can’t keep up and I don’t want to. I want to be documenting the moments of our lives (sounds like a Soap Opera). I feel most happy if I do something creative or produce something–it only took me 44 years to realize. And at this time it is a little hard to make it all happen like you envision. I know people are really sick and going through the hardest time ever, I’m really not complaining, I just know how confusing this is for me a little ol photog and I can’t imagine how some of the youth are navigating this new time.
So excuse my absence I have been trying to make every second of this Summer count. But not to be forgotten are my 2020 seniors they are all very special to me because I see what they are all dealing with and the new Pandemic school challenges that are coming for them heading off to some unknowns and we are going to stay positive and call them adventures. hehe….
You know I’m always up for ideas, and Jennifer (Jack’s mom) had some great ones, since it was hard to really have a goodbye for these seniors she wanted to get a few of Jack and his friends together to celebrate their years of friendship and have a tangible memory of the end of high school. Jack is the son of one of our greatest treasures– a teacher. She is phenomenal and funny– and has been at St. Peter’s for awhile now, I appreciate her so much. These teachers are Saints on earth. You realize that spending days on end with your children ; )
There is something about Jack and his little side smirk that makes me laugh (I hope he doesn’t get offended by that) he has a hint of mischief behind his eyes. But you can tell his heart is so there. He reminds me of me in the fact that I think he likes to move and see and I like that– (and see below about the tennis shoes–I heart tennies) I see him walking with his dad at night and I hope Will and I can do some of that as it gets closer to him flying the coop.
Jack is off to Northwest Missouri State University. He hopes to be still learning in five years. That is the spirit.
“I wanted to have a picture taken with my friends that I have known all my life. It will be a good memory and we can show our kids how good we looked! The WWI memorial is my favorite view in Kansas City. I thought the bridges looked good in photos.” He likes classic clothes but tries to mix it up with funky tennis shoes. “I collect tennis shoes and like to look sharp.” Yep Jack….I love me some tennis shoes.
At home, he likes to cook and barbecue, and of course play video games.
Congrats Jack and buddies, you look damn sharp.