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dpp [day 29]

   Such a fun time we had in Nashville with my sister, bro-in-law, nieces, and nephew!  It was a beautiful morning, so after breakfast we took the shuttle over to the Parthenon.
Still becoming friends with my new camera.  Sometimes it's frustrating to know what I want to capture and how I want to capture it, but not know for sure how to do that just yet.
Although it was a nice day, one of my many challenges in the winter is taking photos outside when I am cold. Shivering and camera focusing do not work well together.  I found one I liked well enough to post here.


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It's not about me at all, this wellness journey I am on to a healhier version of myself.
Not at all.
Never has been, really.

It is about the people who invest in me.
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They all share themselves with me.
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They get the tired looks, the lack of energy excuses, and the wimpy "maybe next time" cop outs.
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