Dear everpresent olivegrey box of thoughts that I mostly neglect but every few months or years return to, like a lost memory..
I always thought this idea would never happen to me, but tomorrow I start "photography training" for a job in which I will be apparently paid to take photos..
Finally, after however many years since I first picked up a camera and fell down a rabbit hole of photographic curiosity.. well, eleven or so years later I am finally hired to work as a photographer..
It's nothing fancy really (in respect to the lofty dreams that still manage to float about my head when the moon is full), but it will be a chance to work outside in natural light, making portraits of kids by a pool, in and out of the water with amazing professional cameras! How amazing.
And I have a part time illustration job too- making children's coloring pages! Here's to hoping for a very new year- and finally realizing that instead of wasting time getting paid for things I despise, perhaps I can support myself doing literally what I love- which is creating and celebrating beauty!
This year is so very new- so full of new ways of living (training for a 10k.. and maybe half marathon!), new experiences and I realize that lately I've been seeing my old familiar Florida in a new light too. I suppose I had to travel around the world a few times to realize the love and beauty that was waiting for me here..
oh yes, and I'm in love.