So this is the first time I do Ali Edwards' Week In The Life™ project. I ordered my kit, binge read all of her WITL blog posts and got really excited about participating. It reminds me of a Personal Documentation class I took a few years back when I was studying at the Reykjavík School of Photography, it turned out, as much as it surprised me, that it was one of my favorite classes.
I was asked at work yesterday why I was doing this project and I didn't really have an explanation ready, but as we talked I realized that I just want to remember my life. Right now. As it is. I want to see today and remember it down the road. There are so many parts of my life that are a weird haze, things that I can't remember clearly, things that I might not even want to remember, but things that nevertheless made me into who I am today. I don't want to cut this part of my journey away from the rest, I just want to remember.
Monday was a typical monday for me. I woke up and watched G get dressed while I cuddled with Lúna. God, I love this part of the morning. I love not having to get up, not having to get anyone ready. I love watching him as he gets ready for the day.
We got a call from my brother-in-law really early, turns out my car broke down (he's been driving my car while his is in the shop). So I got up, got dressed and headed out a little earlier than expected to buy spare parts.
After running a few errands I went to my studio, chatted with coworkers (are they coworkers if you just share a space but don't actually work together?) and had some coffee. I managed to clean a few pictures that I took a few weeks ago. I love film, but I don't love cleaning the dust off of them in Photoshop.
I sold my Canon 5D mark ii this past weekend... I've never really enjoyed using it and it feel so heavy in my hands, so I decided to sell it and replace it with a Fujifilm X-Pro2. I ran out before lunch and picked it up (yay!) and then right back to the studio. No time to try it out yet though since I didn't have a lens.
I have been teaching a photography course for teens at a Reykjavík middle school. This school year has been absolutely fantastic, I love working with teens and I love seeing how creative they are. I was lucky to get a really fun group and was truly inspired by them. This was our last week, so they came to visit me at the studio. They got to take pictures and play around. It's strange to think that the school year is coming to an end and I'll be transitioning into my summer break this week.
After my class left, I went downtown to pick up a lens for my new camera and could FINALLY start playing around with it and figuring it out. I dropped off my things at home, picked up my laptop and had to be at work at 4:45.
I took the user manual for the new camera with me to work and became familiar with the camera while we watched Arrow on Netflix. I am so thankful for the privilege of working with teens. I basically get paid to hang out and socialize. I can't imagine a better way to make money. Teenagers are so incredible, not that I would want to go through all that again, but I am so happy to be surrounded by all of these kids. Again, I'm struck by the fact that this is my last work Monday of the school year. Time flies by so fast.
It was late by the time I got off work and it was pretty much time for bed, but since it's May, it was still light out. I took Lúna out to the backyard and chatted with G as we got ready for bed. Mondays are always a whirlwind of things to do, but usually that means that the rest of the week is quieter.
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