Almost the entirety of 2021 almost passed without me throwing another post up. There went my hopes for consist posting. What can I say except
But at the same time, my life has changed greatly.
My daughter is a main focus of my life now. I guess that means I really am a parent. My daily goal is making sure she’s happy, well fed, and learning a little more each and every day. Night is for catching up on work and errands. She’s used to us being around all the time now so on one hand, the pandemic was amazing for our family. But on the other hand, I do worry if she has enough social interaction for a child of her age. She has some interactions with kids in the playground, and we’ve had success with her in a small play group. But it isn’t the same as before the pandemic certainly. And we’re still being very cautious about introducing her to daycare until we have more certainty about the availability of vaccines for children of her age.
My photography has switched over to documenting my daughter’s life largely. She’s a very difficult subject but over time has become accustomed to the cameras in her life. She even sometimes reviews the pictures on the screen after a shot and laughs! I just hope when she grows up she can appreciate some of these pictures. Not that she’ll remember anything of course.
I’m still with the job I started at the beginning of the year. Work life on a Mac is not bad at all. Using Dropbox as our main document archive is usually quite good, but there are times I miss the exclusive locking capability of the various document management systems I’ve used over the years. That way the one true copy is always available. With Dropbox, you have to hope your coworkers don’t overwrite your work. Or that your coworkers don’t save a new copy right over yours, overwriting your changes. One thing I didn’t expect from the pandemic is meeting coworkers for the first time and being surprised by their height. Because no one sees how tall everyone is when we’re all just boxes on the screen.
Life has otherwise slowly started to return to some form of normalcy. Last weekend there was a raucous party down the hall that reminded me of house parties of days long past. This time, I was the one just hoping the next crowd entering/leaving wouldn’t slam the door too loud to wake up my daughter. What a change from just a few years ago.
Soon I’ll take my small little family down for the holidays. For the first time, there’ll be someone new who will be amazed. I hope we can give her a nice holiday tradition to grow up with.
Life is an adventure to say the least. Let’s see if I can post more consistently for the remainder of the year, and into the next.