Something about another year coming to a close – a new one looming – makes me start cleaning up old messes…
That – and Lightroom sending me warnings that I’ve used most of my available space – which apparently happens when you let years worth of photos pile up, leaving them to accumulate.
Whatever the reason, I’ve been going through my old catalogs and deleting, deleting, deleting – occasionally finding an old favorite – photos from forgotten rambles.
They take me back to our early years in Vermont – 2012-2013 –
my early days of blogging – and my old tagline, Downtime Rambles –
those hectic days of working in the city and escaping to Vermont for the weekend –
the beginning of my photography journey – exploring with my trusty Rebel (without a cause) –
and the joy of taking my camera on adventures.
It’s almost time to bid adieu to 2021 and welcome 2022, which has me reflecting on where I’ve been, where I am, and where I hope to go in the new year. Annndddd… I have no answers – yet 🙂 It’s a twisty, bumpy road – for sure, but finding these old photos reminds me that it’s not always about the destination – meeting goals – but the rambles along the way.
Starting the new year with a big o’ pile of reading
December reading was all about keeping it light – holiday cozies and rom coms to greet Christmas with a smile. I’m finishing the year by stepping waaayyy outside my comfort zone, intrigued by the story of Ariadne, a retelling of the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, told from the Princess of Crete’s point of view. I’m only half way through, but – wow! – I am already thinking it may be my favorite 2021 read – I’ll let you know.
For January I’ve queued up the 2021 Book of the Month club favorites that I have yet to read –
adding Damnation Springs to the pile (because Stephen King tweeted that it was his favorite – and well… Stephen King said so). In the unlikely event that I finish this pile – I’ll add Our Country Friends by Gary Shteyngart, which made several of the many, many ‘Best of 2021’ lists – a story of an eclectic group of friends riding out the pandemic in a country house – what could possibly go wrong? And… I don’t know… I’m sick to death of this pandemic and am ready for something humorous to come out of it.
I hope your holidays were wonderful and I wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Stay well.