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I apologize in advance, but this is not going to be a very entertaining post because, you guys, being patient is boring. Maybe that’s why I don’t do it very often.

I was actually quite proud of myself this week. I even drove on the Mass Pike. In traffic. Both ways. Basically all summer long it looks like this:

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And I did that on purpose. Dan had me use Waze to find a different route so that we could avoid the stop-and-go traffic all the way home, but I chose the Mass Pike in order to truly test my patience. It wasn’t so bad, but maybe that was because I had a riding buddy and a plethora of radio stations to keep me entertained. Normally, I would come home full of road rage and four-letter words, but instead I found myself telling Dan to be patient. It might have been Opposite Day.

The one thing that I am horribly impatient with however is my DSLR. I know, you’re sick of me talking about this thing. I keep meaning to learn how to use my camera, and I keep not doing it. I signed up for a class…it got cancelled. I bought a book…I never find time to read it. I take the camera out to play with it….I get frustrated and come home without taking any pictures. I’m just so overwhelmed by all the settings, and when you add to that the fact that I’m a crazy perfectionist and want all my shots to be amazing on the FIRST try, let’s just say the end result is far from anything that could be mistaken for patience.

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So that is this weekend’s project. Read the book, learn the camera, practice, and be patient with the process slash results.

And stay away from the Mass Pike.

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