There have been no posts here for I while, so here goes.
Hats off to Mike’s recognition about photography, judging and passion. I also think it opens up for me a more global issue for me: aging.
For the last few birthdays, I have come to realize, again and again, that most of my life is in the rear view mirror and not in the windshield. My future is limited and of unknown nature. I can’t control it, but I can make course corrections for me. This involves understanding me and my needs. Part of that is to add and drop people and activities that no longer fit. I am positive that I love photography but am not sure that competition fits in my life any more. I am also positive that I miss seeing club members and I want to see more of them on a regular basis. This is one of my goals for 2024.