Downtime is a word that is not in my everyday vocabulary, it seems like I either have to be sick or there has to be a state of emergency for me to slow down a little. This is not the way I always want it to be but until I can master that balance in my life it is what it is. For the past three days we've been home preparing and living through some forced downtime thanks to Hurricane Sandy. Thankfully we were so fortunate to basically be unaffected by the storm and ever so grateful because we know how devastating it has been to others across the east coast. Today I am back in front of my computer working away on editing and all of the Facebook posts by friends of the Delaware Shore made me think about this wedding that I had yet to post from this summer. The Indian River Lifesaving Station is quickly becoming one of favorite venues at the Delaware Beaches because of its simple elegence nested in nature.
I'm lying on my ridicuously comfortable bed a a B&B in Cambridge, Mass after a very long 6-days of weddings, photo shoots, traveling and workshopping. I only emphasize how comfy the bed is because I just got off of a 3-day stretch in the big apple on a bed that was good but just so-so. It was my first time ever visiting the city by myself. I drove in a stayed over night and experienced exactly what the city was about. I don't have anything to compare it to expect everyone's confirmations that there's something about the - city that never sleeps - that leaves you well, you know.
So, for the first time in a long time this is the most amount of days that I have spent away from my computer doing my normal, editing religiously thing, and you wouldn't think that the first thing that pops in my mind when I flip open my MacBook is how much I miss it. All I can think about though is all of the images that are awaiting my attention and all of the couples that are anticipating their images. It's not the act of editing that I miss so much, but more the act of delivering them that I crave. 2nd most to taking the actual pictures, my favorite part of the job is delivering the images that tell their story, the story of their love. I LOVE seeing people in love and I LOVE capturing people that are in love, so I crave getting back to that.
I was actually surprised that my first thought was about editing, which as I mentioned in a previous post, can be a little tedious. I was for sure that my mind would've been on anything else, like the amazing workshop that I just got to attend in New York City, or all of the amazing photographers that were there with me that I became friends with, or all of the memories that were created on the recent trip, but it has all been entirely too much to digest and I know it will be for another time and day and possibly multiple blog posts and ramblings about the greatness that I got to experience.
Needless to say, I'm exhausted, so in preparation for a beautiful morning engagement session in Boston at sunrise, I'm off to bed for a full 8-hours of rest on this cozy New England night.