Sometimes life kicks you down. I learned this first hand recently. As many of you know I had planned on moving to Boulder, CO for opportunities in photography and film. Well, the short story is that fell through, leaving me thoroughly confused and scrambling for what to do next. I was very excited about the move. It was a chance for me to strike off on my own, away from everything I'd grown up with, and see if I had what it took to make it. Plans change, though. I've definitely learned that over years of chasing jobs and opportunities, albeit on a much smaller scale. It's a definite kick in the stomach that I'll have to recover from. Don't let me get you down, though. Life also offers opportunity when others get taken away.
I'm now looking for what's next. I'll get up, dust myself off, and move on to the next door. I had a ton of fun shooting with the crew for Between the Parks and definitely caught the travel, photography and film bugs, so that's the next thing to chase. There's nothing quite like being on the road with a small crew filming whatever you see. You never quite know what the next day will bring, whether that be wild horses, caves, huckleberry pie or bigfoot. I love that sense of adventure. The trip also gave me a desire to continue to push to improve my photo and video skill. The amazing thing about photography is that all it takes is that one picture or that one moment perfectly captured on video to make you want to keep pushing to do it again. Amidst the hours of bad footage there might only be a few glimpses of great video or a few great photos, but that's enough.
Overall, I can't say that I don't feel disappointed, but I know that something will come up. I'm too stubborn to stay down and I've got too many great people around me to let me stay down. Here's to the next adventure in my life.
"For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)