I’m just back home after an extended holiday in Vancouver. While I was there I stayed with my parents, saw family and friends and generally enjoyed being well outside the regular pace and rhythm of my normal life. Now that I’m home, the suitcase is unpacked and the groceries are put away, I’m really conscious that my “normal” life now is not anything like it was before Christmas. You see, the week before Christmas I said a grateful goodbye to my 20-year career with the Government of Canada to pursue my dream of being a full-time freelance photographer.
Starting my dream career is as exciting and terrifying as you might imagine. One of the things I’ve been thinking a lot about is how to set a new rhythm to my days now that I’m not in an office from 9-5. I’m spending more time in the yoga studio and working in cafes around client meetings, shoots and edits. I’m also looking forward to spending more time in my kitchen, both cooking and shooting.
I’ve also been thinking about starting a new photo project. The tarot card project from last year, while challenging at times, was a real catalyst for growth for me, particularly as a stylist. I’ve started this new year and my new life off with a commitment to making healthy meals, now that I’m home more. I’ve been taking their pictures, as well and… well… soon a few photos becomes a project, I’m thinking.
I’m loving all the ideas coming up in response to Leslie’s post. I have time to settle on something, just as I have time to settle into the rhythm of my new life.
How are you settling into the rhythm of 2016?