For the better part of a year, I’ve been feeling less than my best. I’ve been less friendly, less willing to break the ice in new social situations, less willing to even GO to new social situations. A friend of mine connected me with a event planner in the city who brought me aboard to photograph “Crazy, Sexy, Miracles.” It was serendipity!!
Kris Carr–in her AMAZING shoes–said something about having “in years.” Years where there is only enough energy to focus on your soul and body. It really resonated with me. I started to feel much better about the fact that I thought I was moving in reverse; A social butterfly who suddenly feels like a worm in a chrysalis. I’ve been having and trying accept my “in” year. I still socialize, of course. Just not as much as I feel like I should or would have, even a handful of months ago. Maybe when the weather starts to warm up and some of this snow starts to melt, I’ll feel like coming back out and joining the world again?
OH, but when I have gotten out, I’ve gone out BIG! The Point Plungers (“The Point” is another nick name for West Point) donned our bright pink uniforms, hand the cameras and kids off to the husbands and each took turns plunging into a literally FREEZING waters to raise money for the Special Olympics of New York. We were SO proud be in the top 10 fundraiser teams in NY!!! People think soldiers are amazing, but the WIVES of soldiers, those are the people who continuously amaze me, in every way!!! So much grace, grit and humility.
Nothing like seeing the “jump scene” marked off with “crime scene” tape, LOL!
The blocks of ice lining the water? Ice they had to CUT from the surface so we could actually jump into WATER. BRRRRR.