Lost Mojo and Slumpland

Lost Mojo and Slumpland


we all experience them. What do you do to get over them, through them and move on? No one wants to live in Slumpland.

Sometimes the best thing to do is to just get out there and push through whatever it is. Today I did just that. I went out for an hour or so to shoot in the snow. Am I happy with the results? Not really, maybe a few but nothing that made me feel anything and if an image doesn’t make me feel anything I don’t consider it a win. What I did feel though is the fresh winter air, the silence, and quiet that is winter and the freedom I feel when I’m out shooting on my own, and bonus, I got to see a bald eagle. This is what feeds my soul and in turn gets me to start seeing past the slump.

Here are a couple of the images from today, along with the header image.

Headstones in Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin, IL

Headstones in Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin, IL
Intentions & Stories

I look back at older blog posts about intentions and publishing stories, most of which never happened. YET! I remain positive they will, might take me longer than I thought and that’s ok. I still feel like I’m finding my place here in this world of photography. More focus, as usual, is needed.

Exciting News

I also wanted to share some exciting news about a workshop I’m going to be attending in one of my favorite places in the world, Lake Tahoe. I will be joining one of my mentors, Karen Hutton for her See Your World Workshop March 18-20 to not only learn from her but to also share my own insights and ways of seeing with the other participants. This is in line with my love of helping others on their own photographic journies and a dive into the realm of teaching and mentoring for me. There will be more on that soon.

There are (at the time of this post) 2 available spots still open, click the link, check it out and come join us out in Lake Tahoe. I guarantee you won’t regret it.


So, this is just a short post to get me back posting and to let you know I’m still around. I appreciate you all continuing to follow and support me here or on the usual social media channels. It means a great deal.
I’ll leave you with this blurry bald eagle shot, because it’s not always about getting the perfect shot, sometimes it’s about being in the place you need to be.

bald eagle in Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin, IL

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Beautiful shots Lauri! I am finding myself in Slumpland more and more. Like you, I push myself to go somewhere, anywhere and just start shooting something! It useuvally pulls me out of my funk for a while.

    Great post!

    1. Thanks Patti, we’ll get there I know it and it will happen again too I’m sure.

  2. Silly Blogger – Blurry is Big Again. You thought it was a slump but it was just the path to a peak.

    1. You think so? I’m not one to jump on a bandwagon but I’ll use it as an excuse if I can!

  3. Those top three shots and your story are very inspiring to me. Thank you so much for sharing. I will try your way next, instead waiting until I am in the mood. I will push it!

    1. Thank you Ginnie, it’s hard sometimes to push ourselves when we don’t really feel like it. I’m going through a lot of that right now but each day I am at least trying to do something photography related, even if it’s not actually taking photos.

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