Navigating through life away from the library.
Navigating through life away from the library.


Daenel T {living outside the stacks}

Nikon D7500 + 50mm f/1.8G @ 50mm, ISO 800, 1/125, f/1.8

At the beginning of the year, I’d planned to make a self portrait on the 10th of each month to recognize my birthday. As with most of my projects, this one kinda flittered away. I started making images of others and, well, here we are… A quick image taken last Saturday morning because I wanted something to share on my birthday. There’s always next year, right?


I’m still reading The Street by Ann Petry. You can read my thoughts about the book so far in this post. I’m enjoying it, I just need to sit down and finish it. My problem is that I have the attention span of a squirrel in a glitter storm. In other words, I’m easily distracted. By everything.


About a month ago, a coworker sent me an email asking if I’d like to model some clothes for a local boutique. Of course I said yes, because I like supporting small businesses and I enjoy clothes. I ended up buying the jumpsuit that I wore in one of the shoots because ohmyword it’s the cutest and I can’t wait to share it on the blog. Anyway, I was asked by Brandy, the owner of Addie’s Boutique, if I’d like to write a guest post. I’d love for you to read it and tell me your thoughts. And, while you’re there, take a look around the website. I’m sure you’ll find something you like.

Shontel and Daenel {living outside the stacks}

Shontel and Me {the matching makeup was totally accidental}

And if you want more to read, here’s the story of my twin sister and my birth. Just a little teaser for you, it involves police cars and a stranger delivering my sister.


Well, not anymore… I’m waiting for the delivery of my new Nikon D850. I’m so excited. I’ve wanted a full frame camera for a few years now and The Hubs talked me into it. I cannot wait to take it out for a spin… Happy Birthday to me!

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