Saturday, May 29, 2010

Farewell to our family's best friend

This was not the post I had planned. But sometimes life gets in the way of well laid plans, and this was a blow right to the heart of our family. Wednesday night we found our beloved Amos, a full chested dalmatian, spread eagle on the floor. He had lost all control of his left side. By Friday morning at midnight the neurological paralysis had spread to his right side and crippled his ability to breathe. We said goodbye shortly thereafter.

So in memory of our lost friend I will post my first pictures in this blog as a dedication to him. He was the protector of the family, always on watch when I could not. We miss you Amos, you will never be forgotten.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

In the Beginning...

Well, here it is. I finally ventured into the world of personal blogs. In all honesty, I do not think I have enough to say in order to entertain an audience. However, this isn't meant for you. This blog is meant for me and my pursuit to be a better me. There are so many things I want to do, become better at, or stop doing altogether. Yet there always seems to be a reason why I cannot. Not enough time, wrong place, too much work, whatever. Well, that ends today. In this blog I hope to chronicle my day to day life in hopes to motivate myself or at the very least be completely honest with myself in a public forum. Sounds odd I know. Or does it? I have tried everything else, perhaps public humiliation will do the trick.

So I will start with a brief rundown of what I intend to do with my life, and my daily stumbles as I progress. For years now I have loved Photography. I bought my first DSLR camera as I graduated college knowing I was heading around the world. I wanted to take it with me to take images to share with everyone at home. I did so, but there wasn't a single photo that I could put my finger on and say 'wow. I love this shot. It reminds me of...'. Maybe several years from now I could be a professional photographer, selling my wares on the beach somewhere. So this is my official start to that goal. I will use this blog to force myself to take one picture every day, and post it here. I can then comment on it and describe why I do not like it (I am my own worst critic).

So there you have it. My first blog is done and posted. Tonight I will post my first image and comment on it tomorrow. Maybe my next goal will be how to make a blog more interesting...