Today I was active in a lot of different areas of my life… (I went to a work meeting, had a kick-ass workout, showered and ate lunch, got my haircut, went to a Foxy and got the majority of my homework done, and spent time with a friend baking and chatting)
Despite the gloominess of this pictures, today I felt genuinely happy and productive and confident.
Today was a good day.
Today was pretty low-key, but the highlight of the day was the two hours I spent talking to Anja.
Distance isn’t fun, but it’s nice having someone to miss when I chill in Savannah by myself…
I could have spent all day sitting in this chair smiling at my computer screen.
Thank goodness for technology, skype, and the few overlapping hours we’re both awake despite the seven hour time difference.
Recently, I’ve been trying to appreciate the beauty of Savannah more, so every Wednesday, after I get off work, I go for a run. I take a different route every time, down different streets, through different parks, trying my best to keep my eyes off of the ground, and towards the trees and beautiful architecture (while trying to avoid tripping on the cobblestone).
Tonight, when I got home from work, I knew I wanted to take a picture before it got dark, so I rushed outside with my camera and took some cliche pictures of myself jogging down the sidewalk just to get something in my camera… I knew I didn’t love the pictures, but it was just another thing I could check off my list.
However, when I came home, dripping with sweat (thanks to the Savannah humidity) I went to start chugging water as quickly as possible, and ended up going too hard too fast, almost choking, and spitting a mouth full of water all over my kitchen… Believe it or not, this inspired me to take more pictures.
I ended up taking this shot, which was actually a test shot that I liked better than the original idea I had. Its an homage to my hard work, no matter what form it comes in… in this case it’s sweat… lovely huh?
Today I tried to jumpstart my day and head to the gym as early as possible. I ended up stopping at the grocery store on the way home, buying a watermelon, struggling to bike home while carrying said watermelon, and then I ate half of it while trying to do productive things all afternoon…
One day I’ll check all the things off of my to do list… Today is not that day.
“Progress is not linear”
We’ve all been there.
This is my attempt at getting out of my slump.
While I was in high school, I spent 365 days taking pictures daily and posting them to my Facebook. Not all of them were gems, actually most of them weren’t, but I was getting better every day.
Fast forward two years, and I decided to try it again. I didn’t make it the full 365 days (at 324 I was close, but much too far behind), but I had produce a lot of new work and grew a lot as a photographer.
Three years later, I am in college, and usually have no problem with taking pictures regularly thanks to photo classes that keep me pretty busy. However, this summer I enrolled in only two courses: Marketing and Psychology. As you might suspect, neither of these classes require much photography, so I haven’t picked up my camera much in the past few months. This is not something I’ve been very proud to admit, and it makes me very nervous for the fact that I intend on doing this for my career…. for the rest of my life.
So, I decided to try again with the idea of daily photos. Five years after my first attempt, I will once again delve into taking pictures every single day. It’s not going to be pretty, and not every photo is going to be award winning - heck I highly doubt any of them will be - but at least I will be making photographs again.
So here’s to day one, July 18, 2016, the time and place I decided to dive head-first back into my passion, while eating pretzel sticks and peanut butter, and trying to put my life back on track.