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Can you believe it’s August 1st today?
This week was a really great week. In truth, I’m grateful for the whole, entire week.
A few things I’m particularly thankful for this week:
1. Chad + Kaleena’s Engagement Party –
We went to an engagement party for Matt’s uncle this weekend. His uncle is the same age as us and is marrying the most awesome girl ever! We can’t wait for her to officially join the family.
2. Camping –
Matt’s family spent the early part of the week camping in Crosslake. We went out on Monday night to spend the evening with them. We went out to dinner and then watched the sunset, and had a bonfire and some s’mores.
3. Amazing clients and photo sessions –
I worked with some amazing clients this week. Beautiful girls for their senior photos, lively families full of humor and spunk, and an intimate at-home newborn session that filled my heart to the brim. I love what I do.
4. The County Fair –
It’s that time of year again! Matt and I headed to the County Fair for a little people watching and for me, some Cotton Candy.
Being an intovert, my Fair-quota is filled in about 45 minutes. So many people! So many noises, smells and sights! Matt could have easily skipped the Fair but he humors me and comes along anyway. My favorite buildings are the ones from the historical society and the kids art building.
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I’m shooting a wedding tomorrow for two amazing people, and I can’t wait to witness them becoming husband and wife!!
Angela Price says
I couldn’t help but notice you mentioned the smells at the county fair. Do you think smells add to sensory overload for an introvert? I often find myself wrinkling my nose and feeling overwhelmed by smells. Would love your perspective!!
Laura Radniecki says
YES! Funny you mentioned that; I’m reading the book “Quiet” right now by Susan Cain. It’s the hugely popular introvert book that came out a few years ago. There is a whole section I’m reading right now that talks about how many introverts are also highly sensitive and highly reactive, meaning that they react strongly to different things like sounds, smells etc. Not all introverts are this way and there is varying degrees of this too. But because one of the characteristics of introverts are that we observe our surroundings more and with heightened awareness than extroverts do, we notice different things like sounds and smells in a stronger way than others do.
I have a strong smell sense and I also am sensitive to noises too. Even things like too loud of music, even at my own desk. You must have a heightened sensitivity to smell, meaning you can get easily overwhelmed by them!
I think you’d find the book by Susan Cain fascinating!!