The End is Near…

Today was the last day of photo classes until the summer semester. It’s all coming to a close and it seems as though I had just begun. August will be here soon, I will graduate and from there who knows. ECU, SCAD, Charlotte, Appalachian not quite sure. Or I can work for a while and get my foot in the door, more questions than answers and  I’m not used to not knowing what is supposed to happen next. The future is untold and unplanned, I can sit here and say that I am honestly ok with that, but with that being said I’d like some kind of direction. I have met some great people along the way and I hope that they will remain in my life. Life is hard enough as it is, having friends makes it all worth while. Here is too the future and to what ever it may hold. Life is a challenge, without challenge it would be boring. I say challenge yourself, take chances, hold on to the ones that care, and most of all live for you the rest will fall into place. And always, always REMEMBER TO SMILE 🙂


A New Day


I woke up this morning with the sound of birds chirping in my ear and I just laid there listening to them and I felt as though I was back in the country again.  It was something that I have missed for a very long time (even though they were a bit loud). I hope I get more chances to have such mornings as this more often. You tend to forget the beauty in an early morning because of all of the distractions that the day can bring.  Sunday is a new day and this is the last week of school. As of now I am finished with all my projects and can sit back and relax.  Semester is pretty much over and I have two weeks to rest up before the summer session. Hoping to get out and ride my motorcycle and do some shooting or painting which ever comes first. 


Maybe go out to Ocracoke Island with some friends for the day. Maybe hit the Jolly Roger for some lunch, who knows, I have a week to myself and then a week with my girls. What ever happens happens, live, laugh, love and always remember to smile 🙂 

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away. I hope everyone finds there moment, hang on to it for as long as you can. And try to capture many many more that makes you smile. 🙂


Sunday afternoon was filled with making art and having fun. Julia and Michelle made some fabulous pieces of artwork and had fun doing it which is the best part. I’m so very proud of my girls, each and every day they surprise me with something.


Today my oldest Julia received 4 awards from school; PE, Recorder Achievement, Honor Roll, and an Art award. Michelle is always working hard to make me proud which is not hard to do. I’m so blessed for what I have and looking forward to many long lasting memories with them. 

Bear Island Break

It’s Sunday again, and AGAIN the weather is not so great, but my girls are here so it makes it much more tolerable. The weekend has come and gone once again and the month is just about over which means a tiny break for me until the semester starts anew.

We had a good weekend, went to Bear Island on Friday and had some fun in the sun for a couple of hours. It’s always nice to just get out and enjoy a beautiful day with no distractions. It was nice and quiet and surprisingly not very crowded. Once Memorial Day hits everything will be up and running in full force. 

Here soon I’m hoping to spend a weekend camping out on the Island and just enjoy the fabulous sunsets and sunrises from the sand dunes. The weather just has to cooperate for me. 

Well the sun is trying to come out and the morning is winding it’s way into the afternoon. I have many things to accomplish today and I have to get moving. 

So until next time Take Care and Keep Smiling. 🙂

This is My Now

It’s Sunday morning and the weekend is almost over and I am wondering where it has gone. It’s hard to try live in a moment when the moment comes and goes way to quickly but with that being said you will always have that moment to cherish.  I have my kids today and will attempt to go out and have a good time considering that bad weather is back again. Although I am standing in my kitchen looking out the window and the sun is peaking it’s way through the clouds so it just might be a good day after all. I am moving slowly this morning and waiting impatiently for my coffee to be done while thinking about all the projects that I have to finish up this week and trying so desperately to fit them into my schedule. Baseball and softball are in full force and I have been nominated to be the team mom for my oldest daughters baseball team. I’m considering it though my schedule is way to tight as it is, but I just might be able to pull it off. Hoping to plan a weekend here in the next week or two filled with photography and maybe some painting, I miss being able to go out and shoot and not have to worry about everything else around me…. One thing though about this new place of mine is that when we came home last night and pulled into the drive way we were met by deer running in my backyard, my girls loved it.  I grew up in the country and I hadn’t realized how much I missed that until now…. Well my coffee is finally done and I can get moving.

Until next time take care and Keep Smiling… 🙂

This Life of Mine


Just sitting here in my new place, contemplating on how life can change in an instant. It’s raining and my girls are running wild, but it seems to work for me right now. My life has changed dramatically in the past couple of months and I am looking forward to what the future might bring. I’m working on many projects at once and although it may seem a little bit much to some, I can’t just work on one thing at a time. If I’m not working on something my mind tends to wonder.  I’m trying to have fun while putting  things into perspective and trying hard to not let people get in my way of what I want. May is almost here and I will have a break from all of these projects, and then I can get things in order and try to make some money in the process. Rainy days tend to bring out the other side of me that many people don’t get to see. So with that said I think I better get back to work, keep my mind on the future and what ever it may bring. Until next time, take care and keep smiling. 🙂