Sometimes people find themselves struggling to understand what their passion in life really is. They work long hours and leave little time for family life nor do they delve into hobbies or interests that they may have at some point in time found enjoyable. It’s an existence that many have come to know as the “daily grind”; an idea that life is more about work and all else is secondary. No time for vacations or real fun, it is more important to advance and make more money.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with advancing! I don’t want anyone to think I’m against that. I am a very driven individual myself and I expect my kids to be the same way. But, you should be driven in a field that will make you happy! Being driven in the “daily grind” will not lead to true prosperity which is more that just money or attention. Ask anyone you know if they are prosperous. I can guarantee that the ones that say yes are the ones that don’t consider what they do for a living as a daily grind. They are the ones that love doing what they do.
What do I love doing?
The answer to that question has taken me many years to uncover and many more to bring to attrition. We all have talents and usually it’s other people that seem to recognize it long before we do! It’s a truth that many can think back on. For us photographers, it was when we took that first photograph and someone said, “Wow, you should keep this up! You have an eye for it!” And many of you did just that. You chased that passion and embraced it from a young age. I admire that – I wish I had done that because I would be a better photographer today.
Instead I chose the daily grind, sure income and advancement doing something because it paid well and for no other reason. Many of you may find that to sound stupid, but it’s the way many people live. I have lived it for so long that it’s just part of who I am! And that has to be the saddest thing I can say.
Well, this is my new beginning. I love photography and graphic design! There, I’ve said it and I mean it. I promise myself that I will reach out to others and improve my skill and maintain the art of photography through a passionate exploration of it. I want to be great at it and I want to work for and around people that truly see it as art and not just a daily grind. Work with me people!