Friday, October 11, 2013

The In-Between Time

by Stephanie

I'm not very patient.
The words "hurry up" come out of my mouth way too often.
I do not enjoy waiting for surprises. I want to know now.
But I am slowly learning that those in-between moments can be time well spent.

This last weekend I had to send my big-girl camera to the Canon service center in California to be repaired. Although it was a necessary fix, not only was I nervous about sending it away, I wasn't sure what I was going to do without it for 2-3 weeks! But after ensuring that the UPS guy had appropriately packed my camera in triple bubble wrap and packing peanuts, and paying a hefty sum for two day shipping and insurance, I decided that wishing for the time to move faster wasn't going to make time  move faster, and instead to make the best of it by focusing on other projects and tasks that I've been putting off for some time.

I signed up for a free introduction to Lightroom through Stocksy United. I've had Lightroom on my computer for over a year and I keep telling myself I will take the time to learn it. Now is that time.

The organization of my photos on my computer leaves a lot to be desired (kind of like searching for a needle in a haystack). I need to make a plan and get to organizing. Now is that time.

Remember my post about scrapbooking and project life? Now is that time to create a few pages.

My in-between moments are going to be well spent.

What about you? What do you do during those in-between times? Do you enjoy those times or do you have a hard time waiting? I'd love to hear from you!


kelly said...

it's definitely something that does not come easy to me...i am a fixer and problem solver. i don't like it when things are out of my control. but i am slowly learning that there is alot of grace in these inbetween times. and it helps to make the waiting a little easier for me.

Dotti said...

Oh, yeah! Sending away your 'big girl camera' can be traumatic. From others, I've heard that the repairs go well and promptly so hopefully you'll be reunited with your baby soon. In the meantime, it sounds like you're making good use of your time. Yes, I always find the in between times so hard, too ... waiting for that big trip, that special celebration. But time passes and it does get here, usually before we know it. Besides ... anticipation is half the fun!

Barb Brookbank said...

Oh, yes. I would not want my big girl camera going anywhere without me... but you are right - it will give you a chance to do other things. I love your b&w photo today.

Kim Stevens said...

Oh, I may have to send mine off too just for maintenance and it will be hard to do without since I use mine on a daily basis, like allll the time! But, I'm probably the weird one of the group...I sorta like the journey more than the destination.

terriporter said...

I live in fear of the time I may have to send my camera away! However, when I got it, I kept my old camera as a back-up just in case. That would help me get through the in-between time. But it sounds like you're making the best of your time and getting things done that we usually put off, so that's a good thing. Love the "glamor shot" of your baby! Here's hoping she's home safe and sound very soon.

Sarah Huizenga said...

I had Lightroom 3 in a box, never loaded unto my computer for over a year, by that time Lightroom 4 had come out. Why do we hold back so much? Crazy!

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