Yesterday turned out to be surprisingly pleasant. A team of us were off-site for most of the day shooting a couple of editorials for work. Our photography sessions have turned into a well-oiled machine so we are able to relax a little more during the process of capturing the images. We got to shoot in an amazing parking deck downtown (next to the Jemison Flats on 1st North) and also in a private garden area with beautiful downtown sky view. I enjoy being around other creative folks a great deal, and it was refreshing to step out of the office for a bit.
I’m starting to notice how much being outside really impacts the quality of my days. If I’m indoors from 8-5, I tend to feel a little cramped and unexposed to the world. However, if I allow myself little breaks to breathe some fresh air and walk around my perspective immediately broadens. I think that’s why I love to run so much, it makes me feel free and alive. I can choose any route, go any speed, listen to anything I want and go any distance. It’s an activity that I can make all my own, and I always know that it will bring a great deal of satisfaction when I am done. I like to think of my runs as mini-adventures. They add so much to my quality of life and self-esteem.
My sleeping has sucked this week…I need a new bed-time routine that gets me relaxed and shuts my mind off. It’s almost as if I’m not tired, but I know I am. This happens sometimes when I’m especially busy, which is definitely the case right now. I have a lot of things to prepare for and look forward to. Do you have any special routines that you follow at night to help you fall asleep?