March 13th, 2014 was my last post. That was just after I came home from a trip to Zimbabwe and just before I left on assignment to Albania. This, now, seems like a lifetime ago and I assume that the next few posts will be a bit of catch up.
The reality is that not posting to the blog means that I am too busy to post, which in the world of a freelancer is a good thing. However, even when I am busy it is not like I can‘t find an hour in a month to sit and write. But, more than just finding the time there is also the issue of figuring out what I want to say. Time has been short over the past 8 months, yes. But so has my capacity to think about things other than what was happening in right in front of my face, which included new life, death, marriage, new business endeavors, travel, and most recently, a fire. Crazy. But what’s funny is that although I often think this list to be exceptional in comparison to the lives of others, it isn’t. I just have to ask around a bit to realize that my list looks eerily similar to the list other people carry around in their lives.
It’s life, I guess – take it or leave it.
Since my last post was just after a two-week assignment in Zimbabwe I figure that the best thing to post is the final result of that trip, which is a feature in World Vision Canada’s magazine publication, Childview. Many of my trips with World Vision are with Childview Magazine. But also, many of the photos I take end up somewhere within its pages. The story is of a girl name XE, she was an amazing girl to spend 5 days with. She was energetic; she never sat still, and had a wonderful demeanor. This being my second trip to Zimbabwe, I have to mention the sky. I don’t know what it is about Zimbabwe’s sky, but I noticed it on my first trip in the middle of the night looking up at the stars, and I noticed it on this trip while it gave me the most wonderful evening light.
I often wish I could take you all to these places, but I guess the next best thing is showing you my photos.