It’s been quite a while since I posted to this blog (June 10th to be exact), and there’s been so much going on in my life and yet so very little. Most years that statement probably wouldn’t make sense, but this is year two of the pandemic and I think it sums it up nicely. Anyway…
If you are one of the handful of people who actually read my blog posts you’ll know that in January I started a 52 week photography project and only made it to week 21. I just don’t love photographing things just to be photographing them. I’d much rather take photos when I’m inspired to do so, and there isn’t much in this condo that inspires art these days. So yeah, it had to go. And since I stopped doing the project I’ve also stopped posting here, which sucks, because I really do enjoy writing for my blog. Hopefully, I’ll get back into the swing of things, but don’t hold me to that. After all, life.
So, what’s been going on since June?
Well I took a break from Instagram (which is still happening basically) and Brandon even deleted his public account there. Then at the end of June we drove over to Brandon’s brother’s cottage and spent a long weekend there. It was nice to get out of the condo, and it was our first trip away from here since August/September 2020, when we last visited the cottage. Basically since February 2020 we’ve been nowhere aside from our home and the cottage. Fun times!
In July Brandon and I got our second dose of the Moderna vaccine and what a relief that was. I also started using my extensive travel research (since COVID left me unable to implement it) to make travel videos on a new YouTube channel called Travel Tuesdays, which has been really fun and therapeutic. I’d LOVE for you all to give me a subscribe over there and to give my videos a watch and a like. It would mean the world to me, and help me build my channel so that one day perhaps I can start monetizing it and get paid for all the work I’m putting into it. #LifeGoals
In August we spent a few days in Ottawa at Brandon’s brother’s house (yeah they are pretty much our pod) and that was a nice break away from here. I also setup a Twitter Account for my Travel Tuesdays YT channel, and you guessed it, I’d LOVE for you to give me a follow there!
In September I applied for, interviewed for, and obtained a part-time receptionist job at a local business in my town. I mean hello, a freelancer has to pay the bills too. Then on the 13th my son flew in to spend 6 weeks with us because we hadn’t seen him since January 2020. He’s going into the Navy in January, so we spent a big chunk of our time training to help him get in shape for boot camp. It was so nice having him here and I find myself missing him everyday, but I’m proud of him for taking steps to have the life he wants. During the time he was here we only recorded one podcast episode, because it was just too busy around here. So, we are hopeful to get another recorded this Friday and up for you on Sunday. Fingers crossed!
In October, for Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, we all went to the cottage. My son had yet to see the cottage and we needed some time away, so it was a great time for us to visit. Then for my son’s last night here we put up the Christmas tree, had Christmas dinner, and watched Polar Express (because it’s a tradition). And on the 23rd he flew back home, and I’ve spent the week trying to figure out how to adjust back to being home alone for the majority of the day once again. I’m not going to lie, it hasn’t been the best week.
And that’s pretty much what’s going on here in a nutshell.
Future changes we’re contemplating would be to delete our Instagram account for the podcast because it’s really not doing anything for our podcast, and I can simply post about new episodes on my Twitter and Instagram accounts if I want. Plus, it would be one less thing for me to stress about keeping up with. We are also wanting to have guests on the podcast now and then, and we are trying to figure out the best way to make that happen. Ideally it would also be a video podcast, at least when we have guests, so we could post those interviews on our YouTube Channel: Tisha & Brandon. We’ll see.
Other than that, we want to make a visit to Brandon’s mom in November and plan to have his son here for Christmas in December.
We’re really hoping to be able to do some traveling next year, if it is safe to do so, and the hurdles and hoops to jump through aren’t as daunting. Mentally and Photographically speaking, I could use a change of scenery, and perhaps some beautiful landscapes and cobblestone streets would do the trick.
Wow, this post is running long, so I’d better get on with it, because statistics tell me that after about 3 1/2 minutes of reading, people get bored and just click away. So if you made it this far, good on you!