It’s been a long time – more than a year, in fact. Many of you already know the reasons for my silence – much of it centred around the illness and death of my husband Dave Kane. It’s actually a year to the day that he was rushed to the hospital and both our lives were forever changed. I plan to talk about this in more detail. It’s something I need to do. But not today. Today I just want to say Hi, and I’ve missed you. And I am working on moving forward.
It’s partly today’s sad anniversary, partly my own journey, but I feel it’s time for me to turn the page, and start over with a new and more focused blog. My platform,. My soapbox. My photo gallery.
So, I’m happy to introduce Seeing Things. A work in progress, for sure. But I have a new name that plays not only on my point of view but how I literally view the world as a visually impaired person. I haven’t necessarily broadcast the fact much over the years, but now that I am ‘older’, I realize that my unique approach to my profession, my experiences – and lately, my photography – might be able to inform, help and maybe even inspire. So, I’m going for it – beginning with a new theme and a photo I took that, intentionally or not, captures the essence of me in a way that left me speechless and a bit giddy. I have to say, I love it. And I’m proud of it.
What can you expect from me? Well, it will be a bit of a slow process, but I hope to focus on the things that matter to me – capturing my world in pictures, talking about photography, PR, social media, accessibility issues and tools that may help anyone who is challenged in some way. And maybe an occasional rant for good measure. I hope you like it, and stick with me as I ramp up.
Thank you to the brilliant Lorraine Murphy, aka Raincoaster, who helped me pry what’s been in my head for months onto the page at long last. It felt so awesome to actually see what I imagined become real. And thank you to the countless friends, family and people I’ve never met all over the world who’ve delivered hugs, prayers, words of encouragement, jokes and support in person and otherwise. I love you all.
About to take a running jump. I’ll see how high I fly.