I've been super into photography lately and I had the luck to borrow one of the cameras at school. I ventured out at chilly night and took some photos.
Looking at these and thinking about my life lately, I've come to one singular conclusion and a set of supporting reasons.
I wouldn't be where I am without taking initiative. Borrowing the camera was my own decision and I wouldn't never known which lens are good, what settings are good for what lighting environments, etc. Of course, I have my own DSLR, but I haven't invested in a set of lens yet. I only have kit lens and there's only so many things you can do with it.
On a bigger scale, if you do things without thinking about limitations, you'll soon realize that the only limitations were the ones you imagined. Do the impossible. Cliche, but all cliches
have truth in them. It doesn't hurt to try, but it does if you don't try.
Moving to a whole new place was scary and truth be told, I was not looking forward to it. It's not New York, by any means and it made me sad. Unlike a lot of people that I knew, I explored and found quaint places (photographs coming!) that I love. Seriously.
While I'm not entirely in love with everything, I've come to terms with it since I did find places that I liked.
While it's great that you might be doing more than your peers, achieving more, and standing out, you have to love what you're doing. All of the uniqueness that happens because of taking initiative are all side effects. The main importance is that you love it. Sometimes taking initiative and exploring takes work and time, so make sure you love what you're doing. The time that you spend doing, the long hours, are so much enjoyable when you're having fun. Remember when you were young playing and the time flew by quickly? This is the same logic.
Am I stressed out? Yes but I'm having fun as well so I don't feel as bad.
What are your thoughts towards life? Work? How do you balance everything?