Monday, July 28, 2008

Re-igniting Passion

Every once in a while you wonder, "what am I doing and why am I doing it?" Sometimes... you just need to step back from life and give yourself a chance to breathe and reflect on what's really happening, and maybe even see things through someone else's eyes. That can apply equally to all areas of our lives: our jobs, hobbies, passions, relationships...

One of my passions is my photography business. I've been photographing professionally since 1983, first with very little training, and then with lots of training. I've become certified through the Professional Photographers Association and have even become president of Professional Photographers' Society of NY State , but still sometimes you have to step back and breathe.

This last week was awesome for me -- refreshed, challenged, socialized, appreciated, exercised! Who'd have thought you could get all that out of one teenie weenie week of "school" on something you've already been doing for over 20 years! But, I did. Got a new lease on my photographic life from this fellow named J. Michael McBride. Seeing the world through another's eyes and heart is sometimes just the window we need to look through. So, I've had a re-awakening, and a re-acquaintance with the reasons that I started doing what I do.

If you're asking yourself the same kind of questions about things in your life, find someone who's doing what you're doing, living the life you want(ed) to live, having the happiness you'd started out in search of... and get positioned to see the world through their eyes. Maybe you'll have a reawakening and a re-acquaintance too :-) Then, when you're all happy and beaming... call me. Maybe I'll hook you up with a nice portrait.

Have an awesome day!


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