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215. How to… keep them from stealing the light in your eyes.

You guys... it's been a stressful couple of weeks. I'm midway through the process of buying my first house. The inspection is today. It's been a rollercoaster. I know at this point things could still go wrong, but closing is supposed to be September 17th... assuming the inspector today doesn't find a portal to hell… Continue reading 215. How to… keep them from stealing the light in your eyes.

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214. How to… take it all in.

I feel like I've been a bit slow on the uptake this month. RL has been rearing its ugly head... but not necessarily in all bad ways? The issue with my leg is still a mystery, and I'm not really sure when we'll get it sorted out. In the meantime, I've not really been able… Continue reading 214. How to… take it all in.

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213. How to… balance it all without risking a fall.

If my lack of blog posts as of late weren't an indication, I've kind of had real life kicking me in the face a little more than I'd usually like to admit. I got the flu - not Covid, the other one - and my leg has been swollen something fierce for... weeks now? I… Continue reading 213. How to… balance it all without risking a fall.

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212. How to… smile through the malfunctions.

It's been a long time, guys. I've been exhausted. Without going into a lot of detail, it's just... been an eventful couple of weeks, and I've not been around as much as I hoped to be. I think one of the most important thing when things aren't going well is to press the pause button… Continue reading 212. How to… smile through the malfunctions.

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210. How to… accept what you cannot change.

This is my first post this month that doesn't feature some kind of rainbow awesomeness. While I've been living it up in rainbow all month, I also understand that Pride isn't about rainbows. It's about acceptance and love and visibility. It's about freedom, and so many other things apart from what it's been commercialized as.… Continue reading 210. How to… accept what you cannot change.

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204. How to… get the most out of those “happy accidents”

For those of you who don't know, the photo-taking process for me usually involves about 50 or so shots of the same pose with different windlights and lighting, the occasional, "hmm" and lots of cursing. Sometimes, I'll even invent new words! Most of the time, the final product you guys see is just the best… Continue reading 204. How to… get the most out of those “happy accidents”

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200. How to… come out of the closet.

You're going to hear about pride a lot this month. Now, my English professors would slap me silly for using the term inside the definition, but pride is exactly what it sounds like. It's being proud of yourself. Having confidence in yourself. Loving yourself for all that you are - your best qualities, your flaws,… Continue reading 200. How to… come out of the closet.

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199. How to… look for the positives.

As someone who has 'It's been a rough week' as a staple in the vocabulary, I like to think I've become somewhat of an expert in the not-so-subtle art of not giving a f*ck when the world hands me lemons. This is not to say that I can't make a kick-butt glass of lemonade. On… Continue reading 199. How to… look for the positives.

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191. How to… make a proper entrance.

Today, my mom goes in for the first of what will likely be several procedures for an aneurysm at the base of her brain. But... she's in good spirits about it, or at least she says she is to our faces. She's been one of the driving forces in my life... even more so with… Continue reading 191. How to… make a proper entrance.

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186. Pro-tip: (Wind)light up your life…

So, a couple of years ago, back before I started taking photos, I hadn't really explored any of the World menus or developer menus in my viewer outside of occasionally playing with my RLV functionality and maybe turning the sun from midday to midnight if I was working on something. I know, guys. I know.… Continue reading 186. Pro-tip: (Wind)light up your life…