Thin Breaths - January 2023
Wishing everyone much joy, love, peace, and happiness as we move into 2023.
I’d like to have a conversation about some changes I’ve made in my life over the past few months and why I’ve made them along with a new photography project.
I’ve made a significant life altering decision to give up corporate wage slaving. I’m no longer obligated to anyone other than myself and my family. I’m still in the adjustment period, however, I’ve never been happier and lived with such a high level of clarity in thought. So far, everything I do is for me, and my family and it has all taken on stronger meaning and value than in the past.
I’ve engaged in a few significant DIY home improvement projects, i.e., a full bathroom renovation, that I would not have taken on in the past. I owe this effort and ability to a sharper focus on what is important in my life. The challenges and learning opportunities diving into things I’ve never done before and exhilarating and rewarding.
I’ve made a commitment to my photography that is growing in strength and momentum. More on this later. One thing I’ve taken on is an effort to serve the local art and photography community by hosting a Second Saturday Coffee and Donuts event at the Chester County Art Association to bring photographers together to discuss their work and general photography related topics in a relaxed no pressure, no competition environment. I’m dedicating more time to art in general as it carries some peace and calm in this crazy world we live in. It’s a bit of an escape from all of the noise, chaos, and confusion.
I’m spending far less time on social media as I’m finding it does not serve me well and my time is better spent on being a creator and not a consumer.
I’m watching far less general television and watching more things, mostly on YouTube and Podcasts, that serve me better and provide learning opportunities.
I’m reading more. A few novels mixed in but mostly personal development books. I work hard every day to become a better person. I don’t believe this effort should ever stop.
Being honest, I was a bit hesitant to step into the first photo session for a new concept that has been floating around in my head for some time. I did step into it with a friend who is an artist and wonderful collaborator. Stephanie was simply amazing in her support and efforts to make some wonderful photographs. The project is about how we all see things through “Different Lenses” at different times in our lives and we are all different and see things differently. The project has just begun and I’m excited for what it holds and what I can learn from it. The creative rewards are something extremely enticing. I’ve included two photographs that were made in the first photo session. Thanks again to Stephanie for sharing her time and providing valuable input.
I’d love to hear what you see in these photographs. Please feel free to reach out via email: email@example.com