This weekend was a flurry most of which was spent helping a friend through a very difficult time. The rest was spent trying to get homework squeezed in. I have to admit since I've went back to school life has felt quite different. Busy got busier. But just in the way I had hoped really. It's a focused busy as opposed to the busy of looking exasperatingly at my to-do list not knowing where to start. Looming due-dates makes it all much more clear. Though I am in a bit of a daze as I adjust to it all. And while I do think this life change is just what I needed there are little things I am missing that I realize I can't squeeze into my day (like taking lots of photographs) but hopefully as I get my new routine down I'll find that balance. Because really that's what I am after, good old fashioned balance. Balance of knowledge, balance of time, balance of creativity. And that takes time. Which can be ever so fleeting in the day to day, but luckily in the long run there is a lot of it to be had. (speaking of which, i just realized, it's my birthday week!)
Here are a few pictures that I captured a couple weeks ago with my new wide angle lens. There are times (several times a day really) that I think of moving abroad or picking up and being a vagabond (the latter is a less charming of an image when I think of vagabonding with my children. but the former i can daydream about that all day long). But sometimes I look out over my city and I feel an all encompassing and overwhelming sense of being home, familiarity, and love, really. Like the early morning that I took these. This city makes me fall in love with it over and over again.