These photos were taken just a couple of weeks ago, but it feels like so long ago now! This was the windiest day I can ever remember. Eric and I were walking to dinner before a show he played that night, and the wind was literally pushing me down a hill. Totally freaky! Especially in these boots, because they have zero traction. Can we just be done with winter yet? I'm so burnt out. We had some sunshine today, and that's always helpful. But I think I've honestly forgotten what a warm breeze feels like. As much as I love Michigan, this time of year can bite it. I'm just hoping March lives up to the "in like a lion, out like a lamb" phrase. Let's cross our fingers!
So, I officially ran my first 6 mile run this week! I felt so good too! I ran it in a 10:34 pace, which is absolutely crazy for me. I remember I wanted to die when I was running a mile at the beginning of the year, with a 15:36 pace. It's insane how far you can come in just a few short months. I'm feeling amazing lately. I am majorly surprising and impressing myself with what I've been able to do. I'm happier now than I have been in the longest time. I've been really working on my independence, focusing on goals I really want to accomplish (like learning how to cook, becoming a runner, doing a 10K, etc.) and I'm feeling pretty on top of the world. My career is going great, my home life is so comfortable and content, my relationships with my family, my friends and Eric are all at great places right now and I'm just happy. There's really not a better place to be than content with everything you've got going on.
In other news, I signed up for ABM's Mastering your DSLR class! I'm going to be going through it with a friend/colleague and we're both so excited. Eric always takes my pictures, and he's so great. But I love photography, and sadly I do not know how to take my camera off auto. So I'm really excited to finally learn a few tricks and start taking more photos myself! I also have been having a blast playing with their new Photoshop actions. I'm seriously a huge fan of Photoshop actions, and I love these so far. On these photos I'm using Willis (at 75%) and Light Leak 2. I'm really excited to get better at using my camera, and start experimenting more with editing! I'm really hoping to start making videos this spring and summer too. I've been doing a lot of video production at work, and want to start using my new skills in other creative ways too!