I was going to write something photography related but deleted it. Instead, I'd like to say winter sucks. I'm still trying to find the balance between wanting to make photos and not wanting to be outside in the cold to make them.
Same goes for external stresses. They get the best of me so much that I leave little time and energy to make for myself to make photos. There isn't a day that goes by where a specific stress is thought or talked about intensely. On the positive side, I've been working on losing weight and trying to get stronger. I've lost A LOT of weight and I can now do more than one push-up, lift weights, do burpees like a pro and not feel like a big lump with no energy.
The rare moments when I get to make photos I do try to make the most of it. Almost all of my photos are in and around my neighborhood in downtown Rochester. I drive an hour away once a month to converse with other photographers who are wiser than I will ever be. I also enrolled in a class at a local community darkroom to try something new and perhaps use it going forward.
I'm hoping that this search of balance gets easier in March and going forward.