The impending sounds of crashing and banging echo around Chateau Lamour. It might be the roar of an impending thunder storm, but it's unlikely given our recent blue skies.
The noise is the sound of construction: construction in oh so many forms. Firstly, there are home renovations going on. They are not inconsequential. We are installing an eight person classroom. And, Class Room it is! Eight desks, air-conditioned comfort. Perfect!
It also doubles as my studio. Perfect size. Perfect ability to hang backdrops and set my stuido lights up. Great stuff!
There is also the noise that results from the construction of several new courses. Photoslamour already offers a basic photography course. This weekend we crash-test our Photoshop for Photographers course. Three other courses are ready and lying in the wings. After five basic photography classes, I think I can safely say things re going really well.
Slightly more esoteric is the re-construction of my life. Long term viewers know that I cycled through several very important Government positions, all of which came crashing down for political reasons a few years ago. Highly decorated practical results and achievements at both State and National levels count for nought compared to behind the doors politics! So, I set about rebuilding my life.
Despite decades of stress induced by idiotic levels of over-achieving, I am now drinking less than ever before. I've also managed to cast off any sense of bitterness at being "done over." It took a while but ya know, that's all about my past life. My current life is focussed on things that bring me real joy: the look on people's faces when I show them how to take beautiful photos, the fun of interacting with so many new people, the final understanding that I actually do have skills that nobody can take away from me.
I'd love to say all this was brought on by my sudden and deep understanding of myself and human nature. It'd be complete rubbish, but a great thing to be able to say. LOL. The truth is that my
believed in me, she encouraged me and she had faith that I could do it - and so many bloody "its" that it's crazy. Damn, that woman thinks I can do pretty much anything. LOL. And, she's managed to convince me that I actually can. You know what? I think that I am.
So, hear the thunder of reconstruction. Enjoy it. I hope you revel in what it brings, even if your joy is just a tiny amount of how much I am enjoying it. God bless my Rozie.
Share the love campers! I'm starting to believe in all that bollox about "you can achieve anything you set your mind to." Bloody hell. It's quite liberating.