Thursday, June 10, 2010

Bootcamp Day 5 - Grow

I woke up this morning in my own bed, something that has happened only a handful of times in the past 5 months.  I was excited for today's Bootcamp assignment, suspecting that being home, surrounded by family and my stuff, instead of being in a city I'm still learning and living in temporary housing would make the daily exercises a little easier and more fun.

When I saw today's prompt - Grow - I almost instantly started thinking of my niece and nephew who seem to be growing like weeds, or my mom's garden which is always amazing this time of year.  I couldn't wait to get started, then I happened to glance out my window into the backyard.  The last time I was home my yard was covered with snow, so I didn't expect the green grass and trees with the beautiful new growth.  Camera in hand I headed outside to check things out.

While I love the photos I captured of my trees (in part because this may be the only memory I have of my yard this year as I'm not scheduled to be home again until mid-October when spring green will be long gone) there is a little part of me that feels that a self portrait might be a good fit for today's assignment.  I feel like I've grown so much through this process even in just the first 5 days.

Today's journal assignment feels as if it was written especially for me.  Music inspires me every day, there is rarely a day that goes by that I don't turn to a song to help me work through some thought or emotion.  Music cheers me up, helps me grieve, inspires me to keep going and makes me dance.  I started this little blog over 3 years in part to share the songs that touched me - through the years my life has changed but I still love the challenge of finding those songs that define my life with each post. One of the songs that inspired my foray into blogging, Leann Rimes' "What I Cannot Change."

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J. said...

But now I'm so curious - what do you do for a living that you're gone so much?

Janice said...

I can't imagine how difficult it must be not being able to come home for months at a time. Your Grow photos are great, all the pines here are shooting out new growth too.

cindy said...

i think that first photo is the money shot - it is perfect. enjoy your time at home and your weekend!

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