Personal website stuff

Not only have I acquired a new domain name (shannonchenoweth.com), but I am moving web hosts. It’s a bittersweet time, as I have been with my current website host since March 2005. Almost five years. But, it is time to move on, and I am working right now on getting my site back up with my blog within it. The site itself is going to be undergoing a revamp as I update it to include a photo portfolio and information on my freelance photography work. Anyway, keep an eye out, more hopefully by the end of this week on this.

1930s New York through the lens

Was recommended this set of photography of New York in the 1930s. These are some amazing black & white pictures that I am in love with. I love old black & white photography, especially depicting life as it used to be. There’s just something so inspiring and beautiful about old photos.
Changing New York photo set: http://ow.ly/T5Pu

Etsy shop now open!

I have been wanting to open an etsy shop to sell some of my photography prints for a few months. Today marked the day that I officially came through on that. As of this afternoon, I have 9 photo prints for sale in my shop. Please stop by and check it out! I will try to vary the prints available throughout the next few weeks, as I am always out shooting new things.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/shutterbugshannon

December 25th and 26th – Gift & Insight

What’s a gift you gave yourself this year that has kept on giving?

The gift of better health. I started to approach the getting healthier and losing weight at the tail end of 2008, but it was the first half of 2009 when I achieved this betterment for myself.
By the summer, I was not only 70lbs lighter, but I was in the best health I had ever been in my life. I felt good and what was inside was showing on the outside. Giving yourself the gift of good health is one of the best things you can ever do for yourself.

Insight or aha! moment. What was your epiphany of the year?

What was my epiphany…. well, this came to me most recently. I believe that it was lingering in the air above me for awhile before, but I just never saw it. Maybe I didn’t want to see it, or maybe I just couldn’t until I was ready. Irregardless, my epiphany pertains to my writing and photography. The writing of course is something I never stopped doing, as I’m always working on some story or another during any given year. However, my photography did end up taking a sabbatical for awhile. Whether this was because I felt uninspired or what, I cannot say. Doesn’t really matter when it comes down to it though. I feel as though my future involves both writing and photography. This is not a new thought, but something about it now just feels different. I feel as though it is more of a realization now that it has ever been. I plan on focusing more on the two combined loves in the coming year than I ever have before. It just feels right.