It’s been some time since I have worked on the book, mainly because of life and the craziness of working and other events coming and passing so fast. Still a break is not a bad thing I guess. It has allowed for my eyes to rest and come back to the book today refreshed. Still while on a mini break I spent the day with my sister on a vintage shopping trip and a stop off at Anthropology, which was exactly what I needed. See Sarah used to work there back in the day, and we would go there to pick up this magazine called Kinfolk. While my sister and I were in the store I saw the new issue on their counter and I had to get it. Sarah wanted to make this book in the same style as this magazine. When she started the book, she and I spend a few hours up north on a vacation reading them looking at how amazing their photos were and the way they had it lay out. So while in the store I purchased the spring issue and then headed to Starbucks to sit and read it, study it, and to let it take me back to a time when Sarah introduced me to a style that I love as much as she did. It was like in some way it was a perfect reminder of what Sarah wanted this book to be like, how she would have looked for inspiration. It was a great moment sitting there reading.
Still with the all the break and adventure out I knew that I needed to get back to working on this book. See for me the longer I am way from the book the more worried, scared, and stressed I get because idea of not finishing this book pops in my head and it’s just one more thing that I don’t want to live with, an unfinished book. Since I had a cancellation today for another photo shoot with the book, I continued editing, laying photos out which are great and all, but I need a photo shoot! I need to get out there with this camera and get more photos for this book! It is now spring and I worry that I will miss it. I feel like a drug additic needing a fix. Still I am seeing this is still something that I cannot rush, something I cannot force to happen. I just need to plan things out so that they will happen.
While typing this two of my favorite people messaged me to talk about setting up a time for a shoot. I am excited and trying to ensure this happens. But also while talking with them it is a perfect reminder of how people are still willing to help and support this journey, even with their crazy schedules they are in.
Editing has been becoming more and more draining, but the excitement of SPRING and lining up shoot for it for has been a fuel to keep going. It’s amazing how the small things can keep you going, may it be fear, or the excitement of friends, or for a new season for photos shoots. So in the end of the day it’s the small things that are just as meaningful as the big things. Which is something I will never forget Sarah saying; she would always remind me how she loved the simple things are life. And I think there is something truly beautiful and meaningful to having that mindset.
Thank you for reading, and I hope you too will enjoy the small and simple things in life as we start a new season.