22 March 2010

A Little Story

Hmmm. I've been thinking.(Uh Oh, my husband would say- where's the fire extinguisher!) I think I've been neglectful of my blog postings. And to rectify the situation, I'd like to tell you a little story, a little story about a lady from Colorado. Here goes, feel free to comment once you've read my little story:

There once was a youngish lady who lived in Colorado. She had some big dreams, but wasn't very good at nailing down which ones she wanted to make come true. So she tried lots of things, but mostly she waited tables. She knew ART was definitely a passion for her, but she wasn't sure which way to go with it. So she worked and went to school to obtain her Associate of Arts degree while she pondered her future. She did great in all her classes except Cellular Biology. Go figure! She had also taken some photography classes, out of curiosity and really- just something to do. She liked it, but didn't feel she had the finances to delve in to the genre right away.

Then one day she decided it might be worth a try to just go for it. So she enrolled at the Colorado Art Institute in the photography department. Her first computer related class was a bit of an eye opener and she felt way behind the other students, even though she was practically old enough to be some of their mothers! Well, she didn't even know how to turn a computer on, let alone move a mouse around.... But she pressed on. In 1999 she graduated with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Photography with best Editorial portfolio in her class, and won several awards along the way from the Art Director's Club of Denver, among others.

But enough about my best friend. (Hehe..... just kidding, it's me....)

In 2004 I got married to a wonderful man I met when I started my "motorcycle mama" phase. I wanted to learn how to ride a motorcycle, so I did. I wanted to own a motorcycle, so I did. (Mind you, I was still waiting tables.) Then I decided I wanted to ride with other like minded people. So I found a motorcycle club (I know what you're thinking, but keep reading!) and I dropped in on one of their monthly meetings. I wasn't expecting to have to speak, but this was an eclectic, mixed group of people with rather outgoing natures. (You can check them out at http://www.harrys-roamers-mc.org/) They asked me to tell them a little bit about myself. So this is what I said:

'Well, I have 2 bikes at the moment, a BSA Shooting Star (which I later found out is actually a modified Scrambler) and a Suzuki 650 Big Single. As a matter of fact, I guess you can call me the "Big Single" girl!'
Geez, what a dork. And that's what a guy named Steve thought too, as he stared at me the entire meeting.
I still have my BSA and I traded in my 650 for a Suzuki Marauder 800cc. I also have a great husband with a BMW monster cruising bike. His name is Steve.

We now live in Essex, England with our 2 dogs- Molson the Golden and Zuzu the I DON'T KNOW WHAT SHE IS OTHER THAN A DOG! and our lovely princess feline, Matilda. My photography skills have come a long way from 1999 when I graduated and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what I do for a living.

But this is the longest blog post I've ever written, so more on that later. I hope you enjoyed my little story and stayed tuned for my "scuba diving" phase:)

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Faith Stone Photography

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