Thursday, August 7, 2008

lead feet

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.-Alan Cohen

   so today was another day for hiking   i had lead feet   my body wouldn't move, but i managed an hour   again it was afternoon in the heat   i must get my butt up early in the morn and catch the cool breeze   i think it has more to do with the heat slowing my ass down than anything   i did put the heavy pack back on, but that wasn't too bad   another challenge for tomorrow   and i think it's time i get back to my sunrises  it's been awhile..

alas, i lay me down to sleep last nite   in doing so, either Spirit spoke to me and/or i realized doing the class at church will go a lot farther than obtaining the photography degree at this time   so now i'm leaning to doing Practitioner 1 class at church and holding off a little longer for photography   i did order a catalog from NYI of Photography   so once it gets here, i'll thoroughly check it out   my d.a., Maggie, did make some good argumentive points about my photography   like why am i really gettin' the degree and what will i do with it once finished   i still want the degree, but with Prac 1 class, i can do something with that within a couple years   plus i'm thinking i really want to learn photography and forego the drawing classes, the art history classes, and whatever other art classes required for the B.F.A.   just not ready for that at the moment   i'm young  i still have plenty of time   it is all a state of mind   i do want more photography knowledge and skill   maybe i'll do NYI for the next couple years   i'll think about it, but the decision is made to do either school OR Prac 1, but not both this time around   i need to have plenty time to get myself in shape for my Grand Canyon trip   and basically all i've got on my brain is Grand   It's all'll all work out just as it should...

in the meantime, i uploaded all my photos taken within the past 2yrs that i've displayed her in aol journal onto my MySpace account for relatives to see   was apprehensive at first, but it's easier to share with the family this way and my photos aren't copyrighted anyways (not really anyways)   IF i ever get to copyrighting, they're not going onto MySpace and it isn't allowed there anyways   mostly i just want people to enjoy my photos   IF i ever make money on them great, if not, that's kewl too   anyways, uploading them made me realize i need to get out and take more photos   the above pic i just took recently while hiking    i have a few more wild flowers and will post one at a time as i enter here   as i do, i'm already thinking of a place to go shoot photos   a place i always go and only have those pics on film somewhere   so, i hope to head there soon (after the monsoon season subsides) on my bike for a nice leisurely ride and photos   then i'll find another place:-)

1 comment:

jmorancoyle said...

    Think this out really well before you hold off again. Please.