Day 8 – Work

black and white photography

Saw this as I walked through a farmers market in San Francisco. The two are so close together but are simply staring down at their phones while everyone else at the market is cleaning up or trying to make the last sale. I like to capture people while they move, so the girl swiping on the phone is perfect for that. Will go back and edit it over and explore the photo more.

Committed myself to go to class today. I had a hard time staying awake as I have two classes with the same teacher and she went through the syllabus for each class the same way. I don’t know if I will stick with the classes but I’m giving them until Sept 5th to spark a little joy inside of me or I’ll drop them and pick up some online classes.

It kind of sucks because now I only have one true day off as I work four days a week and attend school twice a week. On top of all that I am job hunting, studying Japanese, trying to lose weight, writing, editing, etc. So I’m going to be busy and will have to figure out how to balance everything out.

For now, I am going to focus on my passions when I’m not in class or at work. I have to do something as I am only getting older and I’m getting the urge to just drop everything and travel the world. Still a viable option (jk…maybe). However, one thing I did walk away from the class today was that I truly need to dedicate myself to the craft. I have to devour books and understand the terminology while also being able to physically show me doing the thing that I’ve learned. I learn about leading lines, I need to be able to showcase that in a photo.

I haven’t dedicate time to reading or reviewing photos from other people. So I’ve been lazy in all areas of my passions. I can’t say I won’t fail at times but I will fully dedicate myself to studying my passions on a daily basis to see if I can truly get the career that I want and the life I desire or simply fall into something that I have never thought about before. All that doesn’t happen unless I give 100%. If I fail so be it but I would like to fail while giving my all. If I fail, knowing that I didn’t give my all that would be a harder blow to handle as I’m at fault for my failure.

It’s a lot to explore I know. It’s necessary for my survival and happiness. I am pursing what sparks joy inside of me and tossing out what doesn’t. I will devise a schedule/plan to help me study my passions and balance everything else out. I will be stressed, will want to just lay on my bed and go back to sleep but I will force myself out and eventually it will become easier on my mind and body. Plus a few trips outside of the city might help me recover mentally. It’s food for thought.

Gotta hit the hay, I have to be up at 5 for work tomorrow. Peace out and stay awesome,

David

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