Hiking in January

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Once January rolls around in Ohio, the sun tends to remain hidden for days at at time. Yesterday was no exception. My dog and I, eager to spend some time outdoors, went hiking since the rain finally let up. This is what the weather man called a partly sunny day. It was fine by us. Anything is better than winter rain.

Pre-Years End Portrait

The past few weeks have brought me to the point of near exhaustion. Since starting my own business, I have become engulfed in projects and due dates and not very concerned about myself, leading to the demise of my mind, body, and spirit. Luckily I realized what was going on a few weeks ago and have shifted gears in my approach to my daily life and am feeling my energy and mind recovering. I was not going to allow myself to go into the new year or into the dead of winter on the path that I was going. The bad habits had to stop. So I stopped them; putting emphasis on the food that I intake, the quality of the hours that I sleep, and the exercise that I get. Physical training not only prepares your body to excel but also one’s mind. As I grow older I have to work a bit hard to remain at the top of my game, as it is very easy to slip-up and become lazy. I have found new energy in my approach to creativity. I have found new ways to eat healthy and energize by body. I can tell that this is going to be an exciting new year and am looking forward to it.

This self-portrait was taken a few weeks ago about the time I realized how tired and run down I was becoming. You can see it in the eyes.

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Dusk

Dusk

Dusk

The calming effects of dusk cover the city. My rooftop view as the sun sets and the clouds take over. One by one the lights begin to come on. Soon night will begin.

Motorists in Helvetica

Motorists

Motorists

I have always been fascinated with this building every since I moved to Columbus…although, not enough that I have actually looked it up to see what goes on inside of it. I enjoy the vagueness of the sign. Most of all I enjoy the use of the Helvetica typeface, which is very fitting for the vagueness of the sign. The clouds were coming in Sunday, blocking the Blood Moon from our view, but allowed me to capture this shot.