A lot has happened since my last blog post, most of it good but not all. I’ve taken many more images, moved 1,000 miles from California to New Mexico, and begun the personal retooling process I should have begun years ago. That process begins with finding a full time job, but it won’t end there.
I’ll return to school and finish the degree I began in the 1980’s. It won’t be an easy process but it’ll be an interesting and invigorating one. I’ll major in photography and minor in accounting, the first degree to satisfy myself and the second to please my mother.
Of all the things I’ve learned, the most important is that life is a balancing act. I must be willing to satisfy God’s expectations first, then mine, then those of the other people in my life. Some of you will say I’m being selfish to put my needs second to God’s, but it’s the only way to be that ensures I live the fulfilled life God meant me to live.
My first learning curve is how to promote my art without selling out to the big conglomerates. It’ll be a very interesting balancing act, since they seem to have taken over the world while I wasn’t looking. It’s become more difficult to be a true freelancer in any field, but I’ll persist because I’m made that way.