Sunday, January 26, 2014

Letting Go

Ooooh I'm so bad at letting go.  So bad, well I don't really know how to interpret this one.  Maybe I need to let go of expectations I'm putting on myself.  That will make it a wide interpretation.

Room for Dessert BW 54/365
Room for Dessert  BW
I've been on a nutrition plan for more than a year.  At this time specifically for sensible weight loss.  It's working (more than 25lbs), but I still have another 7 or 8 pounds to go.
Therefore there has been a LOT of letting go of stuff like this.

Weighing In BW 86/365
Weighing In BW
No this is not my goal weight, but it's fun to dream about.

Jump BW
Jump BW
I'm TRYING to let go of winter.....

Side Street
Side Street
.....winter has other plans.
(p.s.  I'm not sure I can fake being even partially pleasant much longer)

Becky May
Becky May
I'm letting go of my dear friend Becky who is moving to Florida.

Window Wash 7 BW
Window Wash BW
That one ain't easy either.
Letting go sucks.  I think.  Where's the upside?
I Want to Fly Away 6/365
I Want to Fly Away
Here's a letting go image I did about a year plus ago.  I always liked this photo. Plus I was working an open house where like ZERO people came, so it gave me something to do during that two hours.
These thoughts on letting go are courtesy of Kathy over at "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out" for this week's Songography.  Anyone can join in.  If you're thinking of trying-I double dog dare you.


Kathy McB said...

I think it is so very interesting the different directions one set of lyrics can send people. And here I find another avenue to wander down. Interesting thoughts and fabulos photos to go along with them. That smile on your face jumping in the snow is warm and infectious...there is a joy there that brings a smile to MY face, so thank you. Love the perspective and light in your balloon capture too, can totally see why that is a fav! Thanks again for joining in at Song-ography. You are always a favorite place of mine to visit :)

Jeanne said...

All great shots, and love how you have used many different interpretations.

Stephanie said...

You never run out of creativity. Your interpretations are so entertaining. Great shot on the side street . My fav is the Window Wash.

Jeanne said...

Well am back to answer your question on the lens here... It is a NIKON 70/200 with crystal lens. It is a 2.8 lens, which is more expensive, but allows lower light situations which I definitely love. The lens is about $1600.00 which is alot, but it is an amazing lens, and i have never regretted getting it. The biggest problem for me is that it is pretty heavy....and is very tiring to cart around for very long. I often use it with a tripod, but then, that is heavy too... so carrying around 2 heavy things instead of one. There are cheaper lenses, but you definitley want the 2.8 as it is a great lens.

kathyL said...

Great set of photos. Letting go sure is tough. I especially love your side street shot with all of that falling snow and the pop of red. Window wash is gorgeous, too. The texture on the window, the outside scenery and the soft light on the side of your face. Beautiful. It evokes such a mood. And right about now my mood is telling me that the groundhog better not see his shadow - fingers crossed for an early spring!

Kathryn said...

I love your interpretations of letting go. I could do with losing around 20lbs but sugar and carbs are my nemesis. I just can't seem to let them go no matter how hard I try. Congratulations on your weight loss, be sure to send some of that motivation my way. As for winter I am so ready to let it go. In fact I want to give it a swift kick on the backside. So grumpy because of the cold and the snow.

Tamar SB said...

Congrats on the weight loss.

Letting go is hard, I too struggle to not dwell and let go of the old and embrace the new while remembering the good and forgetting the bad.

Thanks for the reminder!

Sharon said...

Your post is full of determination and joy. Congratulations on eating more nutritious food. That's a constant struggle for me with my healthy sweet tooth. I love the balloon photo. Your perspective is interesting. The snow photos are really lovely. I suppose they are more beautiful to us who aren't IN the snow right now!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear that your friend is moving away. That's a tough one. Maybe she will come back? It could happen! Or maybe you'll consider Florida for yourself. I don't think it snows much there. Wishing you a happy Sunday, my friend.

Sarah Huizenga said...

No you don't want to be a zero. Love that last shot and how productive of you to make the most of no-show time.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Congrats, your hard work is paying off, I wish I had your will-power. This cold, snowy stuff make me want to eat and sleep and not much else. 'Side Street' is very cool. said...

Wonderful words and wonderful pictures! Love the photo of you jumping and smiling!

nancyjean said...

congratulations on your weight loss journey! I love your black and white photos...such perfect focus! I, too am ready to let go of this winter!

Deborah Tisch said...

Just wanted to say that when we let go of something we open our hands and our hearts to receive again.

My thoughts are with you as your friend moves away. I know how tough that can be.

Oh yeah, I love these images, too.

Nicki said...

I so enjoyed your variations of letting go. Love the balloons.

bgottsab said...

I have difficulties with letting go as well. Liked your interpretations and your continuing selfie inspiration. Love "Side Street" with that single bright pop of red.

Carletta said...

All of us have a hard time letting go. We might not always admit it but we do.
Loved reading your thoughts!
I was the one who moved away from my best friend. I miss her dearly. Things are never quite the same afterwards.
Love all your creative shots!

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Letting go can be hard. Sorry you are losing your friend! An interesting post.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

James said...

Nice pics and congrats on the weight loss! I could stand to lose 25 or 40 pounds myself.

TheChieftess said...

Really nice interpretations of "Letting Go"!!! Not an easy concept to wrap your arms around!!!

Cathy H. said...

I love how you interpret these songs. This is a good one...letting go! I have several things I need to let go and one in particular that I need to prepare myself to let go. It's so very hard!

Anita Johnson said...

I'm getting better about letting go as I get older...I think. That side street photo is a keeper!

Rosie Grey said...

Yup, me, too, Susan! And I'm also trying to let go of expectations… it sounds so easy and is so hard…!
I just love, love, love your photos - such a beautiful selection. I love your smile on that jump photo - it makes me smile, too!
Have a wonderful week and stay warm! Here's to hoping that spring will come soon!!

Ida said...

It isn't easy letting go but if you even try a little it's better then just doing nothing. I really like your interpretation and photos. Especially like the shot with the Red in it. - Sorry to be late commenting.

Justine said...

well done on the weight loss that is impressive. Don't be too hard on yourself about letting go, it's a tough process. I am sorry that winter seems to be crap in your part of the world, it has to end soon!! hope all is well otherwise.