Some Things Never Change

This past weekend I drove to Northern Virginia to attend the wedding of a family friend. The ceremony was beautiful (albeit very hot, it was an outdoor wedding and the temp was 103 degrees) and the reception was a good time. I always enjoy a wedding, but my favorite part about the weekend trip was…

Happy Birthday, Isaac

Five years ago he was just a fellow intern at the Dolphin Research Center. I wasn’t looking for a relationship, in fact I had just gotten out of a relationship and was ready for some freedom, fun, and relaxation in the Florida Keys. One day at work he came out of the closet (no pun intended) wearing…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment

For this weeks photo challenge, I browsed my photo library and came across a “fleeting moment picture” that my sister happened to snap. It makes me laugh every time I see it, so why not post for others to enjoy? I am a pretty clumsy person. My hands are constantly bruised due to the ape-like…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Close

Challenge: Close. It’s a feeling, it’s a proximity…it’s people, it’s a place, it’s objects. They’re close. I learned to keep my trigger finger always ready for action while working in the Florida Keys as a Bottlenose Dolphin Photographer. I loved being able to capture the beautiful gray creatures up close and personal. Here is my…

Hanging Up My Warrior Hat

It has been exactly two weeks since I found out about my little bundle of joy, Tamara, aka the hemorrhagic cyst in my abdomen. Overall things have been getting better, but there are still bad days. Days when even sitting down is torture and breathing in feels like a dull blade is being driven into my…

The Allergy Customer

For me, the hardest part about waitressing is the wind down after a shift. After a 15-hour workday I would love to come home, shower, and pass out immediately. My body is begging for sleep, but my brain is still scrambling for a pen, memorizing orders, fighting with chefs, and sucking up to guests. I…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey

Okay so the weekly photo challenge was posted last Friday, I’m a bit late. It was a busy weekend full of family, food, exercise, and relaxation. I hope everyone had a Happy Easter!  Here is a picture from my recent beach trip that says “journey” to me. It just so happens to be four of…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Through

Challenge: Through. Often framing your photo’s composition through something else is the best thing you could do to it. It gives the viewer even more context into what your eye saw in that moment in time. Sometimes it modifies the entire tone or meaning of the photo. Share a picture that means THROUGH to you! The two…

Post-Vacation Blues

Lunches are packed, laundry is folded, and my alarm is set to 4:30 am. I guess this means vacation is officially over for me. Being away from Topsail Island, my family, and the fresh sea air has given me a serious case of post-vacation blues. I went for a run today to try and get…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

This past Tuesday Isaac and I went to the inlet on Topsail Island. We spent about 2 hours walking around the empty beach; he skipping rocks and me photographing the wildlife. My favorite part was stumbling upon hundreds of crabs digging in the sand!! It was amazing. The beach was so quiet that you could…