Hoppala! (exclamation: Opps!)

January 6th?!  That’s the last time I updated this bad boy?… Opps!

Not much has really changed in the past three weeks, though I do need to do some updating to the old 30 in 30 list.  The deadline is getting eerily close and there will definitely be some things that roll over to the next year’s to do list, but all and all I’m pretty proud of the progress.

Ankara has been a bit dreary with gray clouds and cold winds, but there have been a few days of beautiful sun and snow.  Sadly today is a cold, dreary, and muddy day. 


Fotoğrafçı ve Arkadaş (Photographer and Friend)

So you might remember my earlier post about having my photos taken for a yoga CV/website… if not, you can find it here.

I’ve had the photos back for quite a while now and even started up my new yoga website/blog a few weeks ago, but I never gave my dear, amazing friend A full credit and link love.  I’ve since updated that post to include her website and blog links, but I’m also doing a full post here just to appropriately say ‘thank you’.  A has been my saving grace here in Turkey.  We luckily met my second week here in Ankara and have been thick as thieves ever since.  She is one of the most sincere and positive people I’ve ever known and even when I just want to curl into the fetal position at the bottom of the shower crying she can make me smile and feel like I’m not crazy (though at those points, I probably am…).

Anyway, a HUGE teşekkür ederim (thank you) to A!!! And if you’re looking for an ah-mazing photographer in the Ankara area, or just some great photos and kind words, you should check out her blog or website.

Kaybolmak (v.: to get lost; to disappear; to go astray; to die down) or where did my photo challenge go?!

Okay, okay, to those of you who may have taken note that it is now the 4th and I’m finally getting around to posting photos from the 29th of December: back off.  Yes, I’m a bit behind on my photo-a-day challenge, but how was I to know the prompts I’ve been oh-so-dependent on for inspiration would disappear without a trace?  Maybe I’m overreacting (it would be so very out of character, I know).  Maybe the shuttersisters will magic the prompts for January up soon.  Maybe I should actually read their blog to see why the front page seems to have vanished and just has a mysterious Luis L’Amour quote? (For the curious: click here and let me know if prompts appear!)

So what’s a girl to do when something on her 30 in 30 list just goes poof?  Find a new set of prompts.  So, Fat Mum Slim Photo a Day Challenge, here I come.  And if I had been more studious and researched more photo a day challenges when I started my 30 in 30, I probably would have chosen to start with FMS’s.  She seems to have more entertaining prompts and hopefully will keep ’em coming!  (At least until mid-March!)

Maybe I should take this opportunity to also switch from Instagram to a less (FaceBook-owned, stealing-art-work) public domain picture sharing application since I use just my old iPhone for my photos.  Any suggestions on a new ap I should be using?

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