Day 14 – Commitment

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Looking up while walking to Japantown from my hotel. I noticed that my fear of tall buildings has died down a lot. I wanted to capture this shot as I like to practice doing shots like this and I can do anywhere there is a tall building.

Decided to stay at my current workplace as I have ttransfered to a new area and got a raise. I had an offer from another retail place but I turned it down because I know I will hate it. I’m not going to rush it, I will continue to work at my current workplace until I find a job that I think that I will like or I can become a full time freelancer.

Decide and stay committed to your decision,

David

Day 13 – Exploring

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Took this while walking to the Japanese Tea Garden and was waiting for the crosswalk. I’ll post the over photos, in the upcoming posts. This kind of shot is something I don’t normally do but my confidence as a photographer is growing.

I’m spending my free time exploring my options in my career as well as studying and trying new things. Yesterday, I went rock climbing with my friends for the first time since I was a little kid. It was a fun experience, although due to my weight and a cut on my finger I wasn’t too successful at it, however, I plan to go back as I did have fun.

I’m finding some success with my weight loss and writing but nothing much. I will continue to try to improve and better myself and thus my life.

Enjoy your time.

Peace!

-David

Day 12- Life is not a Straight Shot

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I took a shot of this church once I decided to test out my new filter and lens. I took a few dozen shots until I realized that I switched the wrong button on and the camera wouldn’t focus. It was a brain fart moment that I fully accept. I would like to go back to this place and capture it again as I understand my camera better. I shared a shot of this church before on a different post that was in color. I like how this is not 100% straight and that my eyes are drawn to the detail in the doors and the space above the doors. I actually think I have decent leading lines in this shot.

I’m learning to critique my photos more while editing them. Which is another skill that I am working on.

Watched the film “The Professor” which is a decent film. The most important thing I got out of it was I have to make a new path for myself as the one I am on isn’t truly working. I am not making any true progress and battle depressing thoughts at night and when I am at my job. The lead would go on to say that 98% of people simply conform to society and simply live without living. I want to be in the 2% and I won’t settle for less. We don’t know when we will die so I plan to live well so I can die well.

Live well people,

David

Day 11 -Action

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Loved exploring the city and cant wait to go back. I hope to capture this place again but with more of the sky. I can see that my photography and decisions are getting better.

I have to act more than I do research but it is truly frightening. We are more powerful than we could ever imagine and we fear that. But I cant do that if I want to truly live. I’m going to shake things up but I will plan with others to do just that.

Peace,

David

Day 10 – Rhythm

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Another shot I took in San Francisco as I was walking to the bus station across town. I would go back and fix the lower half of the photo to make it a little lighter. I like the design of the building which kind of helps me practice rhythm. I didn’t think about that when I was taking the shot, I simply took it because I wanted to capture it the best that I could.

I find that I understand the principles of photography and composition to an extent but I am not the best at explaining them in detail. I learn best from trial and error and doing something physical while learning.

It’s all about the simple decisions that you make everyday.

Peace!

-David

Day 9 – Fear and Improvement

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Was walking to Japantown when I captured this shot. I was practicing with my new filters and lens. I think I did a good job but I hope to continue to learn and improve as a photographer and writer.

I actually have a fear of heights. I hate looking up at tall buildings (10 floors and higher). I always think they are going to fall over. However, my fear of heights has improved. I don’t know if its getting better with age or if it is something else. Anyway, this shot shows some improvement in my condition.

Things are clicking but I need to do more. I’ll be spending a good amount of money tomorrow to invest into myself. I am focusing on health and career at the moment. Showing improvements in a few areas but I didn’t sleep last night so it was hard to focus so I took the rest of the day to basically recover.

More in depth post tomorrow. Enjoy the hustle!

Peace,

David

Day 8 – Friendship

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My friend kindly pours a cup of green tea for me as I take photos. It was starting to sprinkle as I took this so I couldn’t take too many shots. I really like how the water flows and all the little details in the shot. This was before we ate the Japanese sweets at the Japanese Tea Garden. I think I did a good job with composing the shot. Although, I may go back and crop the right side a little bit as I notice a little bit of a napkin appearing at the bottom right side. It’s nothing big but it irks me a bit.

Those hands belong to my friend, M, who became my friend two years ago after we took a tennis class together. He is my first real friend, he was kind enough to go to San Francisco with me twice and most likely a third time in August. It was thanks to him that my sense of humor has improved and its thanks to him that I’m not a total recluse. So I’m grateful to him.

I talk about how negative I feel about my current job but I obtained three friends. My friend, R, taught me how to ride a motorcycle and has spent a great deal of time with me outside of work. I introduced him to M and the two became friends as well. R did accompany us to San Francisco the first time. Hopefully, all three of us can go again. Shay is a recent friend of mine, who bonded with me over basketball. She is an older sister type that helps me out at work. Lastly, there’s TB who bonded with me after I asked him if he liked anime. I go over to his house often to eat dinner with his family and play video games.

Two to three years ago I decided to be more social which sparked my friendship with M which helped me be more outgoing. So I understand how to see small improvements and fully commit to something that terrifies me. My pursuit of increasing my social life has vastly improved. I’ve failure a lot but I am happy with where I am in my social life. It’s one aspect of my life that I don’t really need to improve besides maybe getting a girlfriend.

I failed a bit today but in failure I found some success. I was able to add a little more to my routine. I still haven’t launched my side hustles, I still have to do research and make a plan. I plan to do it tomorrow on my lunch break. Besides that, I really working on exercising, recovering, and shortening my after work nap. Once I can cut down on the naps, I will have a lot more time on my hands. I might be going on a motorcycle trip tomorrow so I will have to kind of cram things I want to do while I am at work. It will be a struggle, but it’s totally worth it.

So hopefully, I can make some results tomorrow. I’m not expecting to do everything but I expect to give my all to everything that I can find time for tomorrow.

Rest when you are done. Peace,

David