These photos also reminded me that I have yet to figure out how to adjust the aperture on my camera, the one bit of instruction for this that I found so far I don't seem to be doing right. It's a bit frustrating to use a machine that will only allow you so much freedom, allowing you one set of options while removing others.
I must remind myself today that while this phase looks a little bleak it is gold. It is the raw foundation for something lush and bountiful. This is the theme I see in my life right now. It is both golden and bleak. I have just gotten the information and application to enroll in an apprenticeship program but still need to find a salon to hire me. I have two very busy years of hard work ahead of me and I'm both eager to get started, as I know that once I begin it will pass very quickly. And reluctant to give up this brief period of freedom, the likes of which I've not experienced since I was a teenager. Sigh. This too shall pass.