Its time for the changing of the season and its my favorite time of the year. The fall times are mostly excellent for going out with the camera on a day adventure and going for walks. Last night was particularly beautiful. Low clouds scudded across the east bay hills and the evening sun tinted things in all the hues. I did not shoot any of the scenes but should have.
Now I also start measuring the “when” of things. I’ve realized that work is a decision and stop gap thing for me now. I can work until December when we deliver a major piece of work. Then I would decide to stop and never have to be up and commute and get frustrated with the whole thing. I would then pay off the two remaining debts I have for a car and some minor financing and go through a large scale reduction in property.
There’s a few places left for me here to see. A trip I could not do in 2010 and have never been able to do with all the things that have happened. I will ride Amtrak coast to coast but at my pace with stops to do street photography in likely places. Most of all I don’t want some pre-planned destination and if I want to stop I just do it.
Now I feel the cool morning breeze on a Saturday morning and my Fuji camera sits on my desk both patient and inviting. It wants out to find things to record and share. I’ll leave soon for some breakfast and then see my daughter force for a day. I’ll ponder over the months remaining to work and do the “what if” scenarios if I stay longer. But there is no longer for work. Its until. Until this one project finishes and I can leave with a clean slate. Then I claim my todays back and get a tomorrow or two.
Welcome to the weekend. Do a thing that you dare.