2021, January 2021

30 Minutes in the Life: January 2021

And just like that we are almost at the end of January. As the days pass, I keep pondering on life in segments of 30 minutes. What does that look like? How do I manage it? 30 minutes could often be my various zoom calls over the course of the day. 30 minutes is my lunch break. 30 minutes is often the time it takes me to cook. After 2020, in 2021, I want to embrace the 30 minutes and enjoy each moment. There is so much negative going on in the world today. I want to look for the positive instead of the negative. I want to enjoy the moments of laughter with family, even if it is over zoom. I want to stop and play some board games. I want to enjoy the love of my pets. Let’s do our best to make 2021 a year for 30 minute segments of really living life in the best way we can in spite of the circumstances we find ourselves in.

I am excited to see what this year brings with all of our bloggers. Here is what we have for you this month:

Sharleen Stuart Photography
Janet Crouch Photography
Kim of This One Ordinary Life
Jenn of Blueberry Hills Images
Ceri Herd Photography
Stacy of Threadbarems

Thank you for joining us. It’s always good to see what is happening around the world. On behalf of the 30 Minutes team, I hope you stay well, stay safe.

Just a reminder that this is a circle blog, so follow the links on each photographer’s page to get to the next.  Let us know you stopped by, by leaving a like or a comment.  For more on the group, you can check out the different tabs on this webpage. Don’t forget to share with us your 30 minutes image on our Facebook page or our Instagram page for a chance to be highlighted.

2020, June 2020

30 Minutes in the Life: June 2020

Where did June come from? I have officially been at home 3 months. Fortunately I am working. I hope that you are all in a similar position wherever you are in the world.

So the other day I read a summary of 2020 so far. In January we had fires in Australia, Prince Harry & Megan checked out of the official duties of the royal family. Kobie died. The UK left the European Union.

February we saw the first signs of Covid-19 emerging, and meme’s about drinking Corona’s were floating around. Everyone had their opinions on Covid-19, but at this point most of the happenings were in China and the US did not seem to be too concerned.

March things in the US took a different turn. I, for one, was instructed to pack up my office and go home. Covid-19 officially became a US virus.

In April, Bernie Sanders was out of the democratic race and Biden was in. It appeared the Kim Jong-Un may have died. But then he may not have died.

In May we learned of a swarm of locusts heading our way, then killer hornets. The country was in some kind of lock-down, stay at home, and people protested their right to be out and working. Then George Floyd was murdered, and political protests and some rioting broke out.

And now we find ourselves in June, wondering how the heck we got here. For the month of June we learn about a resurgence of mosquito diseases, the Saharan Sand Storm, the spiking Covid-19 positive cases and the stand against wearing masks.

It’s been a hectic six months. In the midst of it the blog group tries to keep up every month while, for the most part, staying at home and social distancing. In all of this chaos, we have also seen and shared some incredible images that we are tagged in on Instagram. We are so glad that you are part of our group participation and that we get to share your stunning images.

Here are the blogs for this month.

Sharleen Stuart Photography

Kim Sidwell Photography – This Ordinary Life

Janet Crouch Photography

Hello Olivia Photography

Blueberry Hill Images

MaMagare Kidz Photo

Lets hope that the later half of 2020 will see the end of this virus, that health would not be an issue, that life can get back to some level of normality, and that we will be able to get out more and enjoy documenting life outside of our homes again.

Thank you friends for joining us and thank you to the 30 minutes team for keeping us connected.  On behalf of the 30 Minutes team I hope you stay well, stay safe, keep washing your hands and practice social distance. Until things are looking up, stay home wherever you can.

You can find us on  Instagram and on Facebook.  Tag us #30minutesinthelife to be featured.  We’d love to see your images.

Just a reminder that this is a circle blog, so follow the links on each photographers page to get to the next.  Let us know you stopped by, by leaving a like or a comment.  For more on the group you can check out the different tabs on this webpage.

May 2020

30 Minutes in the Life: May 2020

Yes I know it is June, and we are a week late but things happen and we opted to postpone for a week. Times in the USA are a little crazy right now. Cities have just started to open up. Most of us who are working have been working from home. Today, I was going to the beach for the first time in 2.5 months. Not to actually sit on the beach but to go for a walk along the beach just to enjoy the air and hear the water. When we go there the parking was full. Probably not a good idea to be on the beach. I hope that in whatever country you are living in, in the world, that the numbers are decreasing and you and your families are healthy and not directly affected by this virus. We are a group of bloggers from all around the world and each one of us has been affected in different ways.

Added to that is the crisis of unemployment in the US, that is growing daily. The government can only support those that are unemployed for a period of time. The USA is in crisis right now and we are all impacted in some way. Not only are they dealing with over 100 000 deaths, they are dealing with the enormity of families wondering how they are going to pay their rent, and feed their families.

Excitement kept us glued on the TV on Saturday watching the very successful launch of the SpaceEx Rocket out into space, As I write this the two astronauts have just docked to the satellite somewhere over Mongolia. What an amazing success this has been so far. And how impressive is it, that the bottom part of the rocket docked back on a boat in the ocean. Kudos’s to all those involved in this amazing technology.

This group deals with 30 minutes in our lives. Many Americans and I am sure the world is watching what is going on in the USA right now with the death of George Floyd. My heart goes out to the mother and family of George Floyd. Nobody should have to watch their child’s life ebb away in this manner. This is a tragedy in the US and the results of this event have left all of us spending more than 30 minutes glued to the TV. Some of us may be out there protesting. The US is burning in many cities, looting is happening and tear gas is being sprayed. If you are out in the midst of the protests, please stay safe.

As we start to see the world slowly starting to open up, there are countries that are closing down as a result of the virus. Eyes may now shift to the Southern countries as they enter into winter. Life right now feels challenging at times.

Each one of us are dealing with all of these situations in different ways. Join us as we share our 30 minutes in life.

Sharleen Stuart Photography
Kim Sidwell Photography
Hello Olivia Photography
Stacey Markel Photography
Ceri Herd Photography
Blueberry Hill Images
Ashley Soeder Photography
MaMagare Kidz Photo
Janet Crouch Photography

Thank you friends for joining us and thank you to the 30 minutes team for keeping us connected.  On behalf of the 30 Minutes team I hope you stay well, stay safe, keep washing your hands and practice social distance.  Stay home wherever you can.

You can find us on  Instagram and on Facebook.  Tag us #30minutesinthelife to be featured.  We’d love to see your images.

Just a reminder that this is a circle blog, so follow the links on each photographers page to get to the next.  Let us know you stopped by, by leaving a like or a comment.  For more on the group you can check out the different tabs on this webpage.

2019, December 2019

30 Minutes in the Life: December 2019: Festive Five

Traditionally, 30 Minutes in the Life has always chosen to do a festive 5 at this time of the year.  All our bloggers are busy.  We have been caught up in the season and time is limited.  It helps to keep it simple.

This is our 2019 Festive 5 with the bloggers that were available to blog this month.

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Sharleen Stuart Photography

 

Stacey Markel
Stacey Markel Photography

 

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April White Photography
 

 

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Kim Sidwell Photography

 

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Janet Crouch Photography

 

Kristina Dominianni
Hello Olivia Photography

 

CrystalLivesay
Crystal Bella Photography

 

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Blueberry Hills Photography

 

Jess
The Art of Adventure by Jess Knowlton

 

It has been another fantastic year of blogging with the 30 Minutes in the Life contributors.  We love learning about each one of them and I am excited to see where 2020 takes us.

Thank you again ladies for giving of your time to keep us connected.  Thank you to Kim for getting our Instagram page up and running and to Kristina for sharing on Facebook.  Tag us #journeytoartist_30minutes to be featured.  We’d love to see your images

As we head into 2020, we just want to wish you all a very Happy New Year, and hope that this coming year will be filled with family time, good friendships, lot of love, joy and laughter.  We wish you every good wish for the year ahead.

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