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I haven’t forgotten about my blog, but so much change happened so quickly and I moved jobs and started commuting for work. My days tend to end with me passing out on the couch when I come home and spending my days off catching up on the laundry and the grocery shopping and the bathroom cleaning I haven’t done during the week. But it’s been good.

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There & Back Again: A Non-Hobbit Story of Coming Home to Canada

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Oh, boy. It’s been a crazy, crazy month. And I still have to catch you all up on what happened before I left Spain (was that actually over a month ago?! How?). But, we have time and it will probably happen slowly as I try and figure out some sort of system for not making myself completely mental having a blog and a full time job. I know there’s loads of you out there who manage it, so I will as well, it’s just going to be a bit of a period of figuring out how that looks for me. For now, however, I’ll be providing a fairly short rundown of what happened coming home and what I’m up to now and then will, as I said, slooooowly (but not too slowly), backtrack to the rest, as well as a few other things I’ve been planning for awhile.  Continue reading

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August Arrived

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I don’t know what happened but August arrived, just a flip of the calendar and I couldn’t stop this feeling of wanting to cry. I’m kind of an emotional person, so to those who know me this isn’t the biggest of surprises but it was still there, just hanging around in my chest. So I Skyped home because that tends to help and my brother excitedly got hold of my mom’s phone and went, “Amielle, you’re home in 29 days. I know that because yesterday it was 30 and tomorrow it’s 28 but in 29 days you’ll be home,” and that helped but again it didn’t because all I wanted to do was run back to Madrid and board the next plane out and just be home already. Continue reading

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Favourite Photogs: Constantine Manos

438_NYC25232manos_medMy ‘Random Week of Attempting New Things’ will effectively be carrying on into this week, apparently. After realizing that I had no new photos to post after this last week/end and that I really can’t just abandon my blog until that happens, I figured why not talk about other people’s photography? One of the things that I haven’t done as well as I really should is look at the works of other photographers. It was something that my teachers at Loyalist always pressed on us and something that I’ve just not been wonderful at continually doing. This post (and the next one) are a bit of a cheat because I’ve known about them for ages, but! I will (hopefully) be including other photographers as I get into the swing of things.

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