My Everyday Life: Week 44

Here’s what My Everyday Life – Week 44 looked like:

Two big things happened this week- Halloween and a trip to Jamaica.

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Early morning flight is only worth it for sunsets.

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Rise above.

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HELLO JAMAICA.

I am so impressed by the color of your water.

I especially love how dark the horizon line is. I couldn’t get over that shade of blue.

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Pool glistens while Bob Marley plays in the background.

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Repetition.

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Beach hair, don’t care.

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Synchronized swimmers out of water.

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Prolonged eye contact.

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This is Dalton. He supplied me with Doritos + gin.

He also asked me why I wasn’t leaving my room.

MIND YOUR BUSINESS. I WAS INTROVERTING.

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Thinking about my family while I was gone.

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Buoy is a funny word.

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The swishing sound of palm trees in the wind.

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I told you that horizon line was dope.

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Everyone waited for her to leave, but I loved that pop of neon pink in the frame.

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OK! So why was I in Jamaica? How rude of me to wait this long to tell you.

Remember how I did that cruise with my Maj a almost two years ago for the Click Retreat? Well, this week  I flew to Jamaica to attend the #clickretreatjamaica to teach a food styling workshop.

It’s a photo retreat + social media conference/retreat/type thing. There were about 50 of us (almost all women) from all across the country. There were a lot of DIY bloggers, lifestyle bloggers and a few food bloggers. Most of them moms!

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The retreat was at the Hyatt Ziva in Jamaica. The property is gorgeous and the staff was super attentive. Their hospitality is genuine. I appreciate that.

We had some pretty awesome sessions during the retreat.

My friend Mer Ra and her husband Brian led a photography exercise where we all discuss our self portraits we brought with us for the trip. It’s so fascinating to see what people you don’t know have to say about a photograph of you.

Me Ra  + Brian are both incredible teachers. Their energy is electric! I look up to them and respect them so much!  I’m contemplating taking one of their workshops in Thailand….

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Ryan Christopher Jones (who is an extremely talented photojournalist) gave a talk about photojournalism that I really enjoyed. As a writer/photographer, he created a dialogue of how structuring of a sentence can be similar to building a good photograph.  I had never had that information delivered in that way before, so I really dug it.

Here are some of my notes:

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This lady was hot.

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Like legit hot.

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We walked all around the hotel and had mini photo sessions.

I had this woman stand up on this ledge so I could take a photo and then everyone followed suite.

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My assignment was to find the color blue.

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This was part of my photography demo.

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We did a mini session on product photography with Becky Kimball. 

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Cozy resort wear.

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Testing out my new sunglasses. I love them.

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What I travel with for three days. Many bags fit into two bags.

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Family adventure to check out beds & stuff.

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A leaf bigger than his head.

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Heading to east bay.

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He outgrows his pants when I least expect him to.

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We play with the cats before bed.

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Cooper was Big Papi for Halloween!!

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I was Albert Einstein.

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We found a house while we were out trick-or-treating that was made to look like a haunted bayou.

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These two are dear deers.

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Bundled up. The weather at home was cold before I left on my trip.

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Snuggs.

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First bread I ate since Whole30!  I’ll share the recipe soon.

IT WAS SO GOOD I ALMOST SHED A TEAR.

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Can’t wait to see this boy. I’m typing this up on the airplane right now. Casey sent me a picture of his new haircut. He wanted to look like Julian Edelman. 

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Don’t forget to set your clocks back!

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Let’s dip into the past!  

Week 44 in 2015

Week 44 in 2014

Week 44 in 2013

Week 44 in 2012

Week 44 in 2011

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  • Monica B.

    More than arm chair traveling! Each photograph is like a magic wand pointing to the many possibilities that exist every day. Very inspiring, and you never know who you are inspiring. 😉 … especially the picture of Cooper as Big Papi…not just one, all of them…together…individually….Happy Sunday

  • Beth

    I know you’ve talked about this before on the blog, but could you remind me what your “go to” pens/markers are for taking notes? I’m dying to know which one is the one you used to write the word, “Conversation.”

  • Jamie

    Love the pictures and the content of you posts..but I am OBSESSED with your handwriting!!! Have you always printed like this, or do you work at refining it. And can you teach me? Thanks for your blog and I Love lists! Jamie

  • mary

    THANK YOU for keeping it sooooo real, Tracy. I read your blog everyday – it’s one of the last standing blogs that is REAL REAL. One of the last that uses YOUR voice.

    LOVE.IT.

    And Cooper?! All I can say, is LOOK OUT. That guy is gonna break hearts!! LOVE the haircut but boy does he look grown up!

    PS- Can you pahllleeeasse figure out how I can ‘de-allergize’ my husband?! I am desperate to have one of those gorgeous cat breed living at my house! I grew up with cats, and miss them so!

    — mary from chicago

  • LJ

    I’m trying to learn how to blog and yours is one I read religiously! This one however was AAAAAAAAAAAmazing! Thank you!

  • Priya

    Your Albert Einstein in amazing! Love it!!!

  • kristen

    Oh Tracy! Your introvertedness is what I love most about you!

    Have you read the book “Quiet” by Susan Cain? It’s about introverts (my hubs, he’s so sweet). I am half introvert and half extrovert according to the test in Cain’s book

    • Tracy

      I have that book! It’s right next to another book I have called Driven to Distraction on my bookshelf. Which is to say that I haven’t read all of Quiet. I did watch her TED talk and it was such a light bulb moment for me!!

      I think I am also half introvert/half extrovert. But I’ve noticed that the half extrovert in me is fueled by my curiosity in understanding/getting to know other people. I love information gathering aspect of socializing, but I need a lot of space to process it. Does that make sense?

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