I’ve reached a point in my stay in Massachusetts where I feel it’s time to make a few changes. I’ve lived here 7 months now and have already moved once into my new public housing unit. I’m very comfortable here and have the apartment set up the way I like it.
I’m not fooling myself the way I have in the past. The way I prefer to live I won’t be doing any entertaining of guests so I’ve stopped buying stuff to accommodate guests. I’m a loner and I accept that role.
I hung out at the Uxbridge Senior Center for 6 months or more and met a lot of nice people but I was also reminded that with the good there are also jerks, it’s part of life. One thing I’ve learned to respond to is the feeling of stress in my life. When some place, people or activity stops being fun it’s time to move on. Such is the case with the senior center.
I have activities I wish to explore and tying myself to lunch at high noon every day cuts down my options. I want to start going to the Southwick Zoo in Mendon, MA that opens at 10:00 on the morning. The weather is starting to get warm and sunny so I’ll be heading there in a day or so for the first time. I intend to buy a season pass so I won’t be limited on the frequency of my visits financially. There’s a huge difference between $55 a year for unlimited access and $18 a trip for one visit. This zoo is set up differently from my familiar Oregon Zoo so I want to explore those differences.
I’m sure you’ve noticed the drastic drop in the frequency and quality of my posts. There are a number of factors that have contributed to that situation. I want to get back to the things I love that include animal photography and eventually teaching photography one on one.
I want to explore more of my local area and enjoy the scenery around me. I have no feeling of home here and miss my friends in Portland dearly. I feel trapped here and alone. Hanging out at a senior center with a bunch of 80 year old women doesn’t help my enthusiasm either.
So look for changes in my life soon. I hope I get back my love of photography with these changes. Right now I have a hard time picking up my camera. 🙂