On Turning 29...

Capture I turned 29 ten years ago!  Where does the time go?  Today is my birthday and no, I am not 29, I am 39 years old.  I am not upset nor am I depressed!  In fact, I am excited!  Life is good and I am truly blessed!

A few weeks ago I was reading an article about Queen Elizabeth celebrating her birthday.  The article featured photos depicting her at every age, I think, up to her 80th birthday.  I thought about how much I wish I had a picture of myself to document each stage and year of my life about as much as I wish I had not stopped journaling after my teenage years.  What a loss of time!

I decided to rummage through some old boxes of photos to find a few from my past.  Yes, I am not the only one who hasn't placed all those fine snapshots into albums.  And I am not planning to either.  That is a task too overwhelming to even consider.

Anyway, I found a plastic bag (not archival) which contained photos I had pulled from varies years of my life.  It is quite amusing to venture back into the past and see the changes that I have experienced. I resolve to begin taking pictures each birthday from here on out.  I don't want to look back in ten years and "wish I had" done so!

In fact, a friend of mine has challenged herself to take "a picture a day" for a whole year. I think I am going to challenge myself to do this as well.  Seems it will help me to "see" opportunities around me that might otherwise be overlooked and it will also sharpen my photography skills.

My best to everyone for a wonderful Independence Day!