Swoosh… the sweetest sound.

End of February brings March Madness as high school basketball tournament games ultimately determine the state champion.  It truly screams, “The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.”  Every team loses, at some point, except for one.

A loss ceases the opportunity for advancement and thus ends the season for some and an era for others.  Juniors on down have next year to look forward to and work towards.

Seniors, on the other hand… well, this is the end of the road for most of you.  I have a tender spot in my heart for those hard working seniors that would love  these moments in life to just keep on going.  It’s tough to be done…

As a spectator, the excitement of a close game is nerve wracking, at best, but always adds a deeper layer of empathy, encouragement and community pride.  You love ’em when they’re up and you love ’em when they’re down.  This is the beauty of a small town high school…

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Photo by Joyce …

I am NOT the subject of this photo, but I wish I looked like that!

ImagePhoto by Joyce Meyer ~ RJMeyerArt

Commitments and the lack of ability to say “no” due to thinking I’m superwoman have finally caught up with me.  To quote Little River Band from back in the day it is Time for a Cool Change.  I’ve been absent from the blog and I miss this forum for personal expression.  Time to back off from taking on too many commissions, learn to say “no” and take charge of my own life which means time for family, rest, relaxation and vacation. To sum it up in a nutshell I’m trying to avoid total photography “burnout.” My motto for next year is reduce, destress and sieze the moment. (Take the word “reduce” as you wish.  It could mean lose weight, reduce the work load, reduce waste…it all applies to me.)  It does help that my teacher retirement pension will finally kick in.

So, look out, world ~ here I come!