Well, 2020 is nearly at its end, and that's okay.
I didn't know it when it began, but 2020 would be a year of big decisions for me. Bittersweet changes to be sure, as I end my teaching career in my hometown in search of a career that doesn't drain so much of me each day. Being creative and working efficiently are two of my favorite things, and teaching has ended up stifling both in my life - which is sad, because teaching is incredibly important. The profession needs advocates, and I won't stop advocating for a better education system. We need to do better by our teaching professionals and our students. The current system is broken.
Beyond that, I have been working on several things. In this post, I would like to showcase a few chicken photos. I know many people see them as a) strictly food, b) scary and/or goofy, or c) answers a and b. However, I think that chickens are beautiful, and I hope that these images showcase that.
I always want to highlight the importance of capturing the "simple" every day things that surround you. Since taking these photos, some of my chickens were lost to a husky that someone dumped near us; it jumped the fence and killed two of my boys. We took the husky to a shelter and we found four new flock mates for Geralt, who was the only survivor. Needless to say, I am happy I take photos of my everyday experiences from time to time. I appreciate them later on.
I hope to capture photos of the new boys as they grow into their feathers - they really are stunning.
Thank you for reading, and I hope you have a joyful 2021.
Indy and Ollivander, who was lost to the husky attack this year.
Han, who was re-homed due to fighting issues within the flock. He's happy as can be at his new home!
Geralt, who has taken over leadership of the new flock.
In memory of Romulus, who was my sweetest boy.