#SwiftlyPainted Selfie challenge: November, I guess I’ll sleep when I’m dead….

November: Shout out happy birthday to Annmarie! Writing prompt: Describe a person place or thing that you depend on emotionally. Create an image of you with a mask / disguise.Screen shot 2013-11-02 at 1.07.22 PM

Soo Soooo sorry that I never got a chance to blog yesterday, on the first ! How irresponsible of me ?! I just wanted to apologize to all my blog followers for leaving you in the dark, but  I’m here now and I’m not going anywhere. A lot has been going on in my life and that brings me to my next point.

Right around this time of year, the leaves are falling, the air gets cooler, the days feel shorter and the nights seem neverending. I have been expeirencing insomnia for quite some time now. I work overnight everother weekend as my part-time job, however on my days off I still am up most all hours of the night. I usually force my self to sleep around 430- 5 am and with that I end up sleeping throughout the morning and into most of the early afternoon. It really feels like such a waste of the day. I hate it.

With the long hours of the daylight in the summer it doesn’t seem so bad; however, in late fall,  and winter, the days are cut shorter and shorter- depriving the life of the nocturnal of the sunshine and vitimin D that your body needs.

People don’t always understand how important it is, and how you take things like this for granted, I know I did before I started working 3rd shift 2 or 3 years ago. Let me tell you something though, just as the saying goes…. you never miss something until its gone.

I relay on one thing to help me get through the winter, people think I’m nuts, many think I need to settle down and grow up, some get jealous, others think I’m putting things off, and the biggest accusation is that I am running away from my problems. Here’s the thing, in a way I am running away… I am running away from those feelings and emotions that I experience throughout the winter. Season depression, can be hard and some learn how to cope with medication, others live under a rock for the few months of the year….. I myself, I get outside, I say active, I ski.

Skiing is the one thing that I love equally to photography. When I am prompted to “describe your self in 5 words:” I always answer with: Photographer(artist), skier, vegetarian, creative, weird. Its simple. So although some people get jealous and think that I am being irresponsible and childish, I’m living my life- I’m doing what I need to do to maintain my happy life. I ski for me and I do it because I love it. At the end of the day what’s life worth living if you can’t enjoy it…. Sleep when your dead 😉

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Last month it was pretty cool to see and follow a dozen people and read about their current lives as a blogger. It was really fun to catch a glimpse of these fellow bloggers and their personalities ! Keep up the good work ladies (and future possible gents) We love you all.

A few “rules”…

Let’s be honest for second, k? I’m not going to check up on all of you to make sure you follow these rules, but I trust you. Please be respectful.

1. Link back to Jess and Annmarie in your challenge post.

2. Follow Jess and Annmarie on Bloglovin’ (Bonus points for liking/following in these places… Annmarie: FacebookInstagramTwitter | Jess: FacebookInstagramTwitter)

3. Visit other blogs, comment/like, make new friends. That’s how it happens.

If you feel like it…

Email Annmarie if you’re interested in co-hosting at aswiftmail@gmail.com! Please include your name, blog title, blog URL, and blog button image in your message!

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 Sorry I link box is not up this month, check back in a day or two! For now you can copy the button and add a link to it back to my blog for now, directing others to all of the monthly writing prompts :0)   http://www.theirisblog.com/the-swiftlypainted-self-portrait-challege/

Love. Love. Love.

Jess & Annmarie

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