Seizing Opportunities


Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.

Status: feeling better. Slept ok. Awake before the alarm went off at 5am, but decided to lounge for the last 30 mins and wait for the alarm. If you can call 4:30am lounging.

Ventured out into the early morning cold this morning to complete one of my photography projects. The world looks much different at that time of the morning, and was way busier (at 6am) than I expected. Dead surprised to see a trio walking down the road eating freshly made pizza out of a pizza box at that time of the morning. I actually smelled the pizza before I saw them. Were they starting their day or just ending their evening? What pizza place is open and serving piping hot fare at that time of the morning? Suspect that I’ll never know the answer to these questions.

Quote came back for the books. I can’t tell if the buyer was being serious or just taking the piss. I assumed the latter and submitted a counter offer, pulling all of the more valuable books from consideration. I don’t need to sell all of them, just enough of them to lighten the load for travelling and the number of items really worth something is small in number, so I can afford to hold onto them for now.

Heard back from one of my contacts overnight. Better response than expected and we’ll connect in the New Year, which is reasonable. I’m not really expecting much to come from this, but planting the seed now may bear fruit later on which I think is a much more realistic expectation.

Third interview this afternoon. We’ll see if an offer follows the discussion. Shouldn’t count my chickens before they hatch, but it certainly feels like this may be the case. The next question is: do I really want it?

It’s looking like a productive day.

Nikon D3400
1/30 sec
ISO 100