Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.



I’m still driving home from my month in Alabama. I should be home tomorrow afternoon.

Walking on the Gulf of Mexico beach early in the morning.

Today I left a friend’s house in TN a bit later than I might have had I stayed in a hotel, but it was so much fun to visit that I didn’t mind. And then I took a 3 hour detour in the wrong direction so that I could see a big waterfall.

Sunset at our lake house.

Which I saw, but the pictures of which are still on my camera and I don’t have time to download them tonight, my last night on the road.

Sun making water sparkle.

I’m not even totally sure what day it is…or whether I posted a ‘smile’ post this week.

A long walk in a wildlife preserve.

So in case I did not, which is highly likely, here are a few things that made me smile this week!

Light in general.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

29 thoughts on “Smiling?

  1. I cannot wait to see more pictures! Safe travels home! Katie will probably be delirious with joy to have you home (after she gets over her mad!). 😊


  2. Lovely lovely. Be safe.


  3. Such beauty everywhere. Happy you could take time to enjoy it.


  4. Nice photos. Glad you had a good time on your little vacation. I’m sure Katie will be happy to see you!


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  6. What nice pictures–I am smiling too. And hope you are having a safe and enjoyable trip home. That’s a long detour to make, but I love how you “go for it” and do it anyway!


  7. I think you’re coming back at a good time, Dawn — maybe old man winter is slipping off into the distance in preparation for spring (and besides, I’ll bet the Princess has missed her mama!). Safe travels to you!


  8. So envious – we are still in lockdown here. These are lovely photo reminders. 😊


  9. BEAUTIFUL photos and safe travels! Princess Katie will be so excited to see you! 💜


  10. Beautiful set of images. They certainly made me smile. Since I’m working backwards, I know you arrived home safely. 🙂


  11. I’ve jumped the gun and read your most recent post, so I know you made it home safely!
    I love how you do a road trip – taking significant detours to enjoy a waterfall is not really a detour but a trip all on its own merits!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely memories and images.


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