20 March 2010

Fabulous Friday: Portland

As some of you know, I currently work at a children's sports ministry. I've been there for five and a half years and have loved it for so many reasons... I've grown so much there in terms of my faith, as a person, in learning about business, learning about other people and on and on. It's been incredible and it would take 77 posts to list all the reasons the past five and a half years there have been completely worth it.

But, a week from today will be my last day there. When God begins to lead you in another direction, the worst thing you can do is fight it. Trust me, I've tried. So, at the beginning of April I will be joining the staff at my church with a couple of different rolls and hopefully will even get to use my photography a little more! Plus, on a personal level, since the church isn't open on Fridays, I'll be able to use Fridays and Saturdays to work on Photographs by Sabrina! And I couldn't be more excited. Except that after spending five and a half years with such a wonderful ministry where I now have friends that are like family, it's going to be difficult to leave. I've already cried a few times. And I know I'm going to cry a few more. Because that's what I do. Whether I like it or not, the tears come! So, it's a very bittersweet transition.

Luckily for me though, I've been blessed to have gotten to spend this weekend on one last trip with our development and training departments. Tomorrow (Saturday) I'll be teaching the what and how's behind our cheerleading ministry one last time. And it just so happens that it's in Portland, OR where we've been since Thursday.

Last night we went to the waterfront to wander through town, get some dinner and visit Voodoo Doughnut. Most of our walk from the parking garage into town was spent with me snapping some pictures then running to catch the group. Shoot some pictures then run and catch the group. Shoot and run, shoot and run, shoot and run. Hey, at least I got a workout in!

Unfortunately I don't get out to take these kinds of pictures often. I love being able to wander and watch and shoot. Sometimes the watching includes engaging the people I shoot, sometimes it means I'm just an observer. This first one I went and talked to a group of guys who were playing hackey sack and I LOVE this shot.

This second one is of a girl that was dancing like no one was watching as two guys played "drums" on buckets. They were awesome. And I love that she didn't care who was around and watching her.
My lesson from yesterday and from this girl is to let go more and get out and shoot more and to even dance a little more :)

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