Which side of the camera are you on?
For someone who says they live on the viewfinder side of the camera, I sure have a ton of selfies. I occasionally cull through the photos on my phone (36,797 and counting). This has taught me a few things:
- Make sure you're taking time for yourself. Do something just for you that fills your heart. Mine is exploring. When I really took a look at these photos, I couldn't help but recognize how many different places I've visited all around the world.
- Get photos of yourself. Whether you travel solo or are the family photographer, take a selfie, ask a fellow traveler to snap a quick shot with your phone, switch off with your partner. As an introvert, I take a ton of solo day trips. How many trips have you gone on to realize you have no photos with yourself in them?
- Find adventure in the every day. See that bottom left photo with the Cora sign? I took a selfie at the French grocery store chain. Since I can't travel to France right now due to COVID, it brings back memories of new foods I brought home & the 5 frozen blocks of french butter currently in my freezer. I am also Magellan, so for me, part of my adventure is just getting there.
Germany began a lockdown mid-December of 2020 since I first drafted this post. I have continued to explore safely by hiking & photographing the outdoors close to home. I hope where ever you are, you are finding some socially distanced way to fill your bucket & take photos.