Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lost: Inspiration

One of my goals for this year was to blog more about life in general instead of playing the meme game so often. I did a little of that, but I seem to have fallen off that horse in March or April. I don't know why. Life didn't get any busier than normal. I think I just lost my inspiration.

I've also dropped off quite a bit in my reading. By this time last year, I had read more than 20 books. I'm currently reading book #9. It was Lord of the Flies, my classic for April. But I got George W. Bush's Decision Points from the waiting list at the library, so I had to focus on it. I put LOTF away, lost interest, and returned it to the library. I also lost my interest in reading one classic a month. I just want to read what strikes my fancy, when it strikes my fancy. I'm still reading Decision Points. It's a slower read for me than most books - non-fiction usually is - but I'm really enjoying it. I'm also finding it very timely, what with Osama bin Laden's recent death.

Another area I've lost inspiration: photography. I WANT to take pictures, but I just haven't taken the time to do it. What I want to photograph is hard with the boys in tow. I haven't participated in the weekly Photo Friday meme in months. I haven't gotten back to my Project 52 since I rethought my angle two months ago. I found my new angle, but I haven't done anything since. I've also basically quit participating in a Facebook photography challenge group.

Maybe I just need to finish out this school year with the boys. We have just over a week left. Maybe then I can find some new inspiration.


The Professor's Wife said...

I seriously don't know how you homeschool moms do it!

Ashley said...

LOL! Sometimes I don't know how I do it, either! And there are also the times I wonder WHY I do it. I'm hoping we'll be making a change next year, though. I've applied to teach at a private Christian school. If I get on as a teacher, my salary will be primarily for the boys' tuition. I could still teach, which I love, but not teach my own children, which I sometimes do not love. I haven't heard anything yet, and I don't know when to expect to hear anything. I just put it in God's hands, and we'll do what He sees fit for next year.