Sunday, July 31, 2011

Quote: Alexandra Stoddard

"Don't settle forever, or for too long, for work you don't love. You need to aspire to work that makes you thrive, that you're proud of, that is a perfect fit to your talents, gifts and passionate interests. In order to use our energy constructively, we need to pursue work we LOVE. When we love our work, we will sustain true, inner happiness. Work & Love, Love & Work, Become ONE."

-Alexandra Stoddard

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Today's Musings

I've been talking and thinking about writing so much lately that I've neglected my love for photography. I started a flickr account and am working on getting my photos out there. Hopefully I'll get help improving them and will figure out how incorporate photography into my future. Unlike writing, I think I could actually make a living off photography without losing my love for it. I feel like with writing, the pressure and the control I'd have to give up to editors and publishers would cause me to hate writing. I lost my love for writing once and it was because of being forced to write and to write by my idiot teachers' standards. Maybe I'm worrying too much but I really don't want to find myself in that position again.

If I had my ideal situation then I would meet up with someone who wants to be a traveling journalist and we would work together. I'd take the photos to accompany the articles. Then I'd be able to take non-related photos that I could sell. So I would be a photojournalist/commercial/fine arts photographer. Plus I would do some writing on the side. Frankly, I'm not sure how to make any of that happen.

First things first I guess. I have to get my photos and writing out into the public to be seen by someone who can help.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Quote: Matthew Kelly

“In order to achieve the soul-searching that we desire and legitimately need, it is important to find a quiet place to be alone. Only in that silence and solitude are we able to remember that we already know the things that will bring us lasting happiness.”


-Matthew Kelly

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Quote: Margaret Young

"Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so that they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you really need to do, in order to have what you want." 

-Margaret Young

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Flickr

I finally started a flickr account! Check it out and give me feedback. I really want to improve my photography so I'm looking for tips and constuctive critisism.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/la_libelula/

If you have a flickr account, be sure to add me so I can check out your photos!
http://www.flickr.com/people/la_libelula/