Some days are all about just doing the work. Whatever it takes to get things done, that’s what has to happen. This whole week has been like that. “Git ‘er done,” as one of our wedding clients likes to say.
Point being that the excitement and energy for anything other than the work becomes secondary. I can see and feel it in my photography. (No need to agree with me.) Intellectually, I know this is okay. Life is about seasons, ups and downs, highs and lows. Why would my 365 be any different?
But on a deeper level, I feel guilty, dare I say like a failure. But I haven’t failed. I haven’t quit and yet because my heart hasn’t been in it, I “feel” that way. Scott Bourne, when issuing this challenge, didn’t say anything about being excited along the journey or even liking it for that matter.
So, maybe this is a good thing. Maybe pressing through and doing it anyway when the “good” feelings aren’t there is really more powerful than the serendipitous moments when everything clicks.
What do you think?
This image of a worksite grabbed me because it resonated with how I was feeling. Something barren and stark to the scene. I grabbed it on one of my many trips to and fro picking up and dropping off equipment for the 3 films we just wrapped shooting in prep for Pictage PartnerCon in NOLA. If you’re not going, you’re missing out. This event is going to be fantastic! We’ll post the videos online when we return.
Manual: Page 110—Speedlight Features and Functions.
Images: Looked at images of fellow 365-ers by randomly selecting from the 365 list of those who’ve joined. Have you checked out some new photogs on the list yet? We’ve got some real talent on this journey with us!