Toxic people

We have all known toxic people whether it be a friend, acquaintance, or a family member.

Toxic people need a victim and if their victim is no longer around they will reach out to the next person they are closest to.

You can not please a toxic person no matter how much you do for them it is never enough because they feel like everyone owes them something.

You have to have enough Self-Respect and Self-Love to understand that no one should be allowed to belittle, insult, shame or ridicule you.

The day you realize that this is Verbal Abuse you will wonder why it took you so long to see it. This is not a healthy relationship for anyone.

Everyone deserves to be treated with love, kindness, and respect.

There comes a time in your life you need to shut the door and slam it hard behind you.

That will be the day you can start healing and feel the calmness entering your life because you are now free of the abuse.

That is the day you will realize you are no longer a VICTIM.

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Questions

Instead of deleting this blog I think I will keep it but I am trying to decide now how to keep both blogs without them being mirror image blogs.

My domain name on this one is Sonya Lira Photography but I could name the blog itself something else without actually changing the domain. Although I could change the domain.

Should this one strictly be everything about photography including tutorials and how-tos?

The other one can be some photography,  DIY, some just general post etc? I could move the DIYs from this blog to that blog.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I need help lol..

Thank You

 

 

Starting over

In case you missed my last post I am starting a new blog.

Please follow me here:

Sonya Lira’s New Blog

Now that I named the new blog  I am rethinking the name I know it is a good idea to snag your own domain name just in case and since domains are cheap I have no regrets on that. I will also keep this domain  name. I am just wondering if I should have named the new blog something else. UHHH!

I honestly hate second guessing myself about this but I do it all the time on stuff like this.

There have been 3 post on the new blog, I am in the process of setting up albums of my favorite pictures from this blog. I am going to try to be organized for a change.

Yesterday I had a BIG disaster I restarted my computer and all of a sudden Windows had deleted all my pictures in Lightroom there was not 1 picture in there and there was over 50,000. I about had a heart attack.

I literally pulled off my fake nails and made my real nails bleed underneath. Note to self this is NOT a good idea. My fingers hurt today.

Last night I finally found part of the pictures and this morning the rest of them. I started importing them back into LR again. I have no idea WHY Windows 10 did this but it really made me mad. I need to be moving pictures to my external drive tonight while I am sleeping.

I am one of those people who sends stuff to the desktop so I can find it easier. I have documents in folders, folders of pictures you name it on my desktop guess what it was all gone.Those I have not found yet and believe me I have hunted.

Nothing is every easy when I am in the middle of trying to do something like start a new blog that is when disaster strikes.

 

 

A new blog & a new start

I ran a portrait photography business for ten years with great success.

The only problem was it took up all my weekends then I spent all week long editing pictures.

About 2 1/2 years ago I realized life is too short to spend the rest of your life doing this. That was the day I shut down my business and since then I have no regrets.

I still do portraits but now it is only of family and friends. This enough for me to get my fill of portraits, be creative and keep my skills sharp.

My husband and I love working in our yard, going on day trips and taking Daisy with us exploring trails and hiking. Since shutting down the business we have had the time to really enjoy doing these things.

This blog is running out of space even though I have deleted some pictures and some post it did not make much difference.

I attempted to start a new blog one time before but never really got it going lack of time got in my way. I would love for you all to follow me to that blog.

It will be a little bit different than this one. I want to have nature and pet photography, share photography advice, share stories, opinions, and DIY.

This blog will stay up for now and I will post on it occasionally but I am trying to transition to the new one as quickly as I can.

Please FOLLOW me at my new blog:

Sonya Lira

 

Graceful butterfly | Manvel, Texas Photographer

Recently I started noticing a lot of different kinds of butterflies in our yard.

We have quite a bit of stuff blooming right now and it seems to attract them.

If you watch butterflies they are so graceful when they move almost like their dancing to a ballet.

Take the time each day to notice the little things that are often over looked.

Butterfly Texas Sonya Lira Photography

 

 

My Dad Was My Hero | Sonya Lira Photography

My dad passed away September 1, 2014  from Esophageal Cancer he was 74 years old. He and my mom were married for 55 years.

Dad was diagnosed in late July and had completed 2 weeks of radiation and 1 week of chemo. We were very blessed that my dad was in no pain and at home when he passed away.

This happened much faster than we thought it would and it was way to soon. Nothing could prepare us for this to happen so quickly.

My parents and I have spent a lot of time together through the years. This time will forever be etched in my mind, our children’s mind and our grandchildren’s minds. All the great lessons we learned from them both are priceless.

Time is something you can never get back you have to grab it while you have the chance. Before you know there is no more time left and you can never go back to make up for lost time.

My dad was always my hero.

Memories are part of the past but forever cherished in our hearts. Please keep my family in your prayers.

CaptureYouPhotographyWayneHogan

 

 

 

 

 

Red, White and Blue | Manvel Portrait Photographer

Red, White and Blue | Manvel Portrait Photographer.

via Red, White and Blue | Manvel Portrait Photographer.

This is from my portrait photography blog. Since it is Memorial Day weekend I thought I would Press This for the first time to see how it works.