I feel pressure is the word of the moment. It is something that slowly creeps in until you feel it.
There is pressure to stay healthy and not catch the virus.
There is pressure to not go out and meet people.
There is pressure to start vaccinating as soon as possible.
There is pressure to stay as productive in the Home office as if you were at work.
There is pressure to stay focused and be creative although your mind is going all over the place feeling as much locked up as the rest of your body.
There is pressure on the children to work hard at home and be attentive in zoom classes that have often glitches and where everybody talks at the same time.
There is pressure on couples to pretend life is as before although spending so much time in the same environment often drives them insane and they just feel there is no escape. There is even often a sort of competition between members of the same family or even friends who claim that their pressure is bigger than everybody else’s.
With all this pressure, it is a wonder we are all still standing and stubbornly awaiting for 2020 to go away, never to be seen again!
So among all this pressure I decided to add some more and make a new website, just for my photography.
I know, what was I thinking?
Well actually I was thinking that the 2 or 3 days promised by web designers, were actually real. And they are, I was told, if nothing unexpected happens! All wishful thinking if you ask me, the unexpected bugs and hurdles always find a way to come knocking to remind you, pressure is your buddy after all.
So after dealing with it for almost two weeks, the darkness has dissipated and the pressure has gone down. Here we are. Photos will change in time I’m sure, new faces will pop up and I hope my new project too.
I invite you to have a look at mariarieger,photography hoping that you can enjoy part of my journey as much as I did, living, feeling and making of it memories that will last forever. No pressure!