It's Been One Hell of a Ride...
We're about 3 days way from November. Yes, NOVEMBER. How did we get here already? If you're feeling like I am, this year has seemed to evaporate. I feel like yesterday was January 1st and I was looking ahead to 12 full months of 2017. There's about 60 days left in this year then... BAM! 2018! Wowzers...
2017... What year. A year for me that was nothing less than magical. I don't even know where to begin. So I'll do all I know how to do when I don't know where to begin. I'll start with the moment.
I'm in my studio on a Saturday finishing up some editing for a client because I'll be traveling the next couple of weeks. It's a warmish Fall day here in Brooklyn and there's lots going on in the hood. I have a friend who's going through a bit of a difficult time. I spent some time talking with her this morning. It's no mistake that we wound up on the phone together because what she was struggling with is in alignment with an epiphany I had yesterday. I've been letting it ruminate ever since. We talked for a little while and had some great back and forth. It never ceases to amaze me how helpful struggles can be. Not just for the person struggling but for whomever they choose to share those struggles with. I found what she shared with me incredibly helpful and hope that I offered her some perspective on her situation.
Epiphany. I thought "Epiphany" was a Greek Goddess. It/she wasn't. But the word does come from ancient Greek so I was close. An epiphany is an experience of sudden and striking realization. That's a great description for what happened to me yesterday. Have you ever had an epiphany? Or a moment of clarity? Realizing that someone or something was there all along but you just couldn't see it/them? It could have remained invisible for years but, suddenly it hit you. And there was the truth. An undeniable, self-evident truth. A truth that could change the course of your life if you let it. I've decided to let my epiphany change the course of my life.
I don't know where it will take me but I'm willing to go wherever that may be. I know I'll still be taking authentic and attractive photos of actors, entrepreneurs, musicians, authors, speakers and every kind of professional under the sun. It's what I do. I'll be doing something different as well. It's completely different and exactly the same.
2017 has been one helluva ride. I don't have much more to say at the moment so I'll leave you with the last verse of one of my favorite songs. The song, for me, is about getting out of your own way and living life to it's fullest. I'm curious to know what meaning you find in it.
All for freedom and for pleasure
Nothing ever lasts forever
Everybody wants to rule the world
Here's the song if you'd like to give it a listen: